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Soil Health Field Day: Between the Lakes Demo Farms

Event Date
September 27, 2023
10:15 AM - 1:45 PM
Greendale Farms, W3102 Wisconsin 23 Trunk, Fond du Lac, WI 54937
purple phacelia flower

Join experienced no-till farmer Dale Theel of Greendale Farms for a field day learning about agricultural practices to increase soil health on your farm.



Tickets are free, but they help us know how much food to order. Please REGISTER by signing up for tickets through this event page.

For questions or alternative way to register: (608) 590-5758 or

Registration closes September 20th at Midnight.

Event Location:

  • Farm address: W3102 WI-23 Trunk, Fond du Lac, WI 54937
  • Field Day Location Map (copy and paste into your internet browser):
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Event Schedule

  • 10:15 AM - Registration and Check-In
  • 10:35 - Welcome by Derrick Raspor and Paul Tollard
  • 10:45 - “Multi Species Cover Crop Mixes After Wheat That Work on My Farm”
  • Inspection of Demo Strips of Non-Typical Cover Species.
  • Discussion by farmer Dale Theel
  • 11:45– Introduction of the New Farmer Led Watershed Group
  • Fond du Lac County Watershed Alliance
  • Discussion by Bruce Peterson
  • 12:00 – Lunch
  • 12:45 – “My Soybeans are Buzzing”
  • Year 2 of My Soybean Cover Crop Inter-Seeding Experiment
  • Discussion by farmer Dale Theel
  • 1:05 – “Do Soils Function Differently in a Dry Year?”
  • Rainfall Simulator Demonstration
  • Prairie Planting Succession – Which Species are Present 2 Years after Planting?
  • Inspection of Prairie Strips
  • Discussion by NRCS and County Land and Water Staff
  • 1:45 - Adjourn

*Note: There are beehives present at this field day. Use caution if you have allergies.*

RAIN DATE - September 28th -- In the event that we have to use our rain date, we will update our Facebook page (, and send out a notification via our text list.

Event Sponsors

  • This event is hosted by Between the Lakes Demonstration Farm Network, in partnership with Fond du Lac County and Fond du Lac County Watershed Alliance.
  • Additional contributors include; Dale Theel of Greendale Farms, University of Wisconsin Extension, Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS).
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