Fund For Lake Michigan

Promoting Soil Health in Ozaukee County with Cover Crop Seed

  • Grant Recipient: Ozaukee County
  • Amount: $10,000
  • Year: 2020
  • Watershed: Milwaukee River
  • Focus Area: Nutrient Management

Ozaukee County is leading the way in efforts to work with farmer-led groups to address water issues. This project subsidizes the cost to farmers of purchasing seed for planting cover crops with the Ozaukee County-owned interseeder, helping reach Ozaukee County’s goal to plant between 1,500 and 2,000 acres of cover crops in 2020. The ultimate goal is to make cover crops a normal and accepted practice in the region, reducing nutrient runoff and leaching into the Milwaukee River watershed.

Close up of cover crops on an agricultural field
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