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Tours to Highlight Technologies and Management Practices to Preserve Water Quality

June 5, 2017
 
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Contact: Shelly Mayer
800-947-7379
mail@pdpw.org
 
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Tours to Highlight Technologies and Management Practices to Preserve Water Quality
PDPW and UW Discovery Farms to Host 2017 Water Tours June 21 & 22
 
DAIRY NEWS – Preserving the quality of one of Wisconsin’s most precious resources – water – is the focus of two daylong tours hosted by Professional Dairy Producers® (PDPW) in partnership with UW Discovery Farms. The tours will be held Wed. & Thurs., June 21 and 22, departing from and returning to Marshfield and River Falls, Wis., respectively each day.  The chartered bus tour will depart at 9 a.m. and return by 3:30 p.m.
 
The 2017 Water Tours will provide a diverse group of stakeholders including elected officials, dairy producers and community leaders, the opportunity to see firsthand the latest in water management practices and technologies in multiple settings. Participants will tour businesses, farmer-led watersheds and city systems and be part of an open dialogue to ensure a safe, affordable and efficient water supply for generations to come. 
 
The June 21 tour, departing from Marshfield, will include a stop at the Marshfield Wastewater Treatment Plant, to see the city’s natural treatment system that uses microbes instead of chemicals to treat wastewater and to hear how city officials work with area farmers to protect water quality.  Participants will visit Eron Agronomics to see a closed loop irrigation system, and learn about soil and water conservation efforts by the Farmers of Mill Creek Watershed Council. The final stop will be a tour of Mullins Cheese to see the wastewater treatment plant and membrane system at the largest family-owned and operated cheese factory in Wisconsin.
 
Participants on the June 22 tour, departing from River Falls, will stop first at the City of River Falls to see storm water best management practices that follow standards above and beyond DNR requirements. They will tour Ellsworth Creamery to see the only bio tower in the state that processes food wastewater. The bio tower has lowered discharge amounts of phosphorus, BOD, COD and nitrogen in a very small footprint.  The last stop will be a tour of the Dry Run Watershed and stop at a monitoring site to hear farmers and conservation leaders share results of on-farm research and conservation strategies.
 
Space is limited and each day’s tour includes bus travel, refreshments and lunch. To learn more about the 2017 Water Tours and to register, visit www.pdpw.org or contact PDPW at 1-800-947-7379.
The Water Tours are accredited trainings and offer up to 4.5 Dairy AdvanCE continuing education units (CEUs) for each day. To learn more or secure credits, visit www.DairyAdvance.org.
 
Professional Dairy Producers (PDPW) is the nation's largest dairy producer-led organization of its kind, focusing on producer professionalism, stakeholder engagement and unified outreach to share ideas, solutions, resources and experiences that help dairy producers succeed."
 
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May 15, 2017

 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Shelly Mayer
800-947-7379
mail@pdpw.org
 
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PDPW, UW Discovery Farms to Host Water Tours
Two day-long tours will feature latest practices to improve water quality on the farm and in the field
 
DAIRY NEWS – The Professional Dairy Producers® (PDPW) announce the 2017 Water Tours, in partnership with UW Discovery Farms, to provide local elected officials, dairy producers and community leaders the opportunity to see the latest in water management practices. The tours will be held Wed. & Thurs., June 21 and 22, departing from and returning to Marshfield and River Falls, Wis., respectively each day.  The chartered bus tour will depart at 9 a.m. and return by 3:30 p.m.
 
“Preserving the quality of our most precious resource – water – is the top priority for farmers, businesses and communities,” said Cassandra Mayer, Program Manager and Dairy Farmer in Slinger, Wis. “The Water Tours offer not only a first-hand look at new technologies and practices, but also an open dialogue for a diverse group of stakeholders to find solutions we can implement together.” 
 
The June 21 tour departing from Marshfield will include stops at:
  • Marshfield Wastewater Treatment Plant to see the city’s natural treatment system that uses microbes instead of chemicals to treat wastewater.
  • Eron Agronomics to learn about soil and water conservation efforts in the Farmers of Mill Creek Watershed.
  • Mullins Cheese to tour the wastewater treatment plant at the largest family-owned and operated cheese factory in Wisconsin.
 
The June 22 tour departing from River Falls will include stops at:
  • City of River Falls to see storm water best management practices that follow standards above and beyond DNR requirements.
  • Ellsworth Creamery to tour the only bio tower in the state that processes food wastewater.
  • Dry Run Watershed, to learn about on-farm research and conservation strategies
 
Space is limited and each day’s tours includes bus travel, refreshments and lunch. To learn more about the 2017 Water Tours and to register, visit www.pdpw.org or contact PDPW at 1-800-947-7379.
 
The Water Tours are accredited trainings and offer up to 4.5 Dairy AdvanCE continuing education units (CEUs) for each day. To learn more or secure credits, visit www.DairyAdvance.org.
 
Professional Dairy Producers (PDPW) is the nation's largest dairy producer-led organization of its kind, focusing on producer professionalism, stakeholder engagement and unified outreach to share ideas, solutions, resources and experiences that help dairy producers succeed."
 
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