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Ozaukee County, Wisconsin, Success from the Field: Stewardship, Sustainability and Economic Viability

Matt Winker on his farm, Red Line Dairy, in Belgium, Wisconsin.
Matt Winker on his farm, Red Line Dairy, in Belgium, Wisconsin.

Matt Winker owns and operates Red Line Dairy, in Belgium, Wisc., where he and his family grow corn, soybeans, alfalfa and more. He partnered with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) through the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative to develop a nutrient management plan and implement soil health practices, like multi-species cover crops and no-till. Read the full story in this downloadable fact sheet (PDF) to learn how Matt keeps stewardship, sustainability and economic viability in mind implementing his conservation goals with the help of NRCS on his farm. Read about the success of other farms in Wisconsin who have partnered with USDA NRCS.