SRPF News & Events

Clint & Erin Hodorff family
Outstanding Young Farmers
Clint & Erin Hodorff Family

See Citizen Tribune article

Producer-led webinar series:
Planting new ideas, growing conservation

Press Release - February, 2021
Farmers' efforts benefit Sheboygan River Basin water quality

Press Release - October 23 Field Day

video from field day at Loehr Dairy

October 23, 2020 at Hodorff Second Look Holsteins

Field day at Eden, Wisconsin dairy farm. Clint Hodorff planted a multi-species cover crop mix following wheat harvest.
The soil infiltrated 4" of rain that we received over a 24-hour period prior to field day.
The mix included grasses, legumes, and brassicas and was seeded at 30lbs/acre.

WFRV - Travis Luedke

WFRV-TV interview with SRPF board member Travis Luedke


Press Release - August 28 Field Day

video from field day at Loehr Dairy

August 28, 2020 Field Day at Loehr Dairy

Annual conservation practices survey: A look at the numbers

By Steve Richter, agricultural strategies director, The Nature Conservancy

Members of Sheboygan River Progressive Farmers complete a survey each winter to gauge interest in soil health practices. It’s an annual recap of the number of farmers using conservation practices on their fields and a tally of total acres of each practice. In this article, I’ll share some highlights from 2019. In your next newsletter, I will talk more specifically about how the practices farmers are using are keeping soil and phosphorus from entering our waters.  

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What is the Dairy Strong Sustainability Alliance?

Supporting farmers in conservation and their sustainability journey

By Lauren Brey, director of strategic partnership and sustainability, Dairy Strong Sustainability Alliance

The Dairy Strong Sustainability Alliance (DSSA) is a collaborative, industry supported, effort to promote and support farmer-led solutions to today’s environmental challenges, taking into account business viability and community engagement. It was established in 2016 driven primarily by the Dairy Business Association, Edge Dairy Farmer Cooperative and The Nature Conservancy.

DSSA provides support for farmer-led conservation groups, including Sheboygan River Progressive Farmers (SRPF), and helps connect individuals, organizations and companies wishing to support their efforts.

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Congratulations to Our 2020 Scholarship Winners
Dallas Kreisa, Morgan Phipps and Kalista Hodorff

See press release

Farmer-led group demonstrates new approaches
to conservation during annual field day
See Full Article in Wisconsin State Farmer or PDF

  • Joe Wagner presentation
  • Travis Luedke commenting on cover crops
  • Modified corn planter
  • Jory Stapel commenting on corn planter
  • Joe Wagner answering questions
  • Corn Emergence

Photos from the 3rd Annual Field Day - June 2, 2020

conference attendees

conference attendees

SRPF Annual Conference held February 27, 2020
Plymouth, Wisconsin

Sheboygan River Progressive Farmers 2020 Conference Recap


  • Joe Wagner Addresses Attendees
  • Clint Hodorff demonstrates equipment
  • Mike Haedt & Dan Roehrborn discuss Interseeding Cover Crops
  • Mike Patin & Mike Ballweg demonstrate Rainfall Simulator
  • Rainfall Simulator
  • SRPF Board Members
  • SRPF Board Members with Advisor Paige Frautschy

Photos from the 1st Annual Field Day - June 13, 2018


WLUK TV 11 coverage of field day

WLUK TV 11 Coverage of 1st Annual Field Day - June 13, 2018


Campbellsport News Report

Campbellsport News Report of Field Day by Andrea Hansen Abler

Watershed Group Hosts Field Day by Paige Frautschy, The Nature Conservancy

members at field day

Agri-view Magazine
Sheboygan River Farmers Eye Long-term Testing


The Nature Conservancy article

Farming for the Future in Wisconsin

The Nature Conservancy - Spring 2018 Newsletter

Field trip to Wagner farm

October 25, 2017

We were in the field to see how 2 of the Sheboygan River Progressive Farmers are using cover crops like oats and tillage radishes to improve their soil and reduce nutrient runoff into nearby streams. With support from the Kohler Trust for Preservation, The Nature Conservancy is providing technical and administrative support to help the Progressive Farmers build their organization and get more conservation practices on farm fields in the region.