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Gene Schriefer

Gene Schriefer is the Ag Educator for the UW-Madison, Division of Extension, in Iowa County, since 2009. Iowa County and SW Wisconsin is the southern edge of the Driftless Region, an unglaciated limestone and sandstone plateau, with ridges and deep valleys and abundant spring fed streams and rivers, supporting a high quality fishery. Schriefer’s focus is on livestock production, forages, and moving towards a strong grazing emphasis in the region to improve soil stewardship and farm profit, protect ground and surface water, and add resiliency to farm systems facing climate change. He also teaches producers and landowners the value of nutrient management planning in reducing costs while protecting our water resources and reducing soil erosion. He advises a local farmer led watershed group that has hosted and traveled to the Gulf Coast to learn about the impact of farming practices on the gulf hypoxia zone and how Wisconsin farmers can help our southern neighbors.

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