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Leaving a Conservation Legacy: Fifth Generation Farmers Revitalize Dairy Operation

Two men standing in a field with dairy cows behind them.
Brothers Tom and Bill Vande Wettering, farmers in Greenleaf, Wisc., have completely revitalized their dairy farm through installing and nurturing conservation efforts on over 1,000 acres.

(Feb. 20, 2020) - Brothers Tom and Bill Vande Wettering, farmers in Greenleaf, Wisc., have completely revitalized their dairy operation through installing and nurturing conservation efforts on over 1,000 acres.

In working with the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service through Great Lakes Restoration Initiative funding, and their partnership as a GLRI Lower Fox Demonstration Farm, they are leading the way in demonstrating regenerative agriculture practices. These practices will also benefit our natural resources by reducing phosphorus from entering Green Bay and Lake Michigan.

Wisconsin NRCS

Leaving a Conservation Legacy (PDF)