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Legacy to LLC — A Generational Tradition of Conservation Farming

Picture of six adults and two children at the Kane Dairy..
The Kane Dairy family.

Kane Dairy LLC in Denmark, Wisconsin is well-known in Brown County for their progressive conservation practices. Tim Kane and his wife, Carla, bought the Kane family farm from Tim’s dad in 1988 and have since implemented many conservation practices on their ever-growing operation with financial and technical assistance from Natural Resource Conservation Service programs. 

The 3000-acre dairy and grain operation supports nearly 900 head of dairy cattle and hosts local producers for demonstrations, funded by the GLRI Lower Fox Demonstration Farm Network (“Fox Demo Farms”), showcasing the viability of their conservation practices. 

A group examines cover crops at Kane Dairy in the fall.

Over the past decade, Kane Dairy has become almost entirely a no-till operation and has led the way in their community with new agronomic technologies that improve soil and water quality in Brown County. The implementation of conservation has become a family tradition as Tim and Carla’s three children, Pat, Rachel, and Jennifer, have become more involved in the day-to-day operation of Kane Dairy.

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