Juneau County Agriculture

Agriculture Community Groups

Central Sands Groundwater County Collaborative —

CSGCC Mission: To work together to meet the present and future needs for safe, high quality, reliable and sustainable drinking water.  Counties involved: Adams, Juneau, Marquette, Portage, Waushara, and Wood.  Dustin Ladd is the contact for Juneau County at 608-847-7221 Land and Water Resources Department, or dladd@county.juneau.wi.us.  For more information click here.

Farmers of Lemonweir Valley Watershed —
The Producers of Lemonweir Valley Watershed are working towards the goal of imroving the water quality and soil health within the watershed.  Learn more by visiting their Facebook page or contact Dustin Ladd at 608-847-7221 or dladd@co.juneau.wi.us

Lemonweir Valley Watershed map  (Everything within the green lines is a part of the watershed.)

Producers of the Lake Redstone Watershed —
The Producers of the Lake Redstone Watershed are working towards the goal of improving the water quality and soil health within the watershed.  Our unique producer-led group is using on farm research to improve conservation in and out of the watershed.  Learn more by visiting their Facebook page  or contact Dustin Ladd at 608-847-7221 or dladd@co.juneau.wi.us

Lake Redstone Watershed groups map (Everything within the green lines is a part of the watershed.)

You can also find out more about research projects in and near Juneau County at the UW Discovery Farm website.

 


Economic Impact of Agriculture in Juneau County

Agriculture in Juneau County generates thousands of jobs and millions of dollars of economic activity while contributing to local income and tax revenues.  Juneau County has always had a strong agricultural background and roots.  96% of farms in Juneau County are family farms.  To learn more about the economic impact, check out the Juneau County Impact Report.  To learn about how agriculture contributed as a whole to Wisconsin, visit the UW Center for Community & Economic Development site to the Contribution of Agriculture to the Wisconsin Economy report.


Farm Bill 2018

The 2018 Farm Bill provides support, certainty, and stability to our nation’s farmers, ranchers, and forest managers by enhancing farm support programs, improving crop insurance, maintaining disaster programs, and promoting and supporting voluntary conservation.  To help, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has set up a Farmer’s Guide to the Bill to describe assistance to farmers, ranchers, and private forest landowners available through the Farm Bill.  You can also contact your local USDA-Farm Service Agency (FSA) office for more on participating programs available.


ARC (Agriculture Risk Coverage-County) & PLC (Private Loss Coverage) Decision Resources

This page assembles a variety of resources to help farmers (and those working with farmers) make their decisions regarding signup for the commodity support programs ARC and PLC.  The materials have a Wisconsin focus, but are not exclusively for Wisconsin, as the programs are national in scope.  You can also learn more about the programs at the USDA FSA ARC/PLC page.


Cash Rental Rates for Juneau County

As you work on negotiating your rental rates here is a short summary of 2021 Juneau County Rental Rates, the Agricultural District that Juneau County is in, and the State averages.  These rates are the averages for 2021 according to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) – National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) Quick Stats.  You can find more details on their website here:  https://quickstats.nass.usda.gov/. These rents are measured in $/acre for the 2021 averages.


 

Farm to School

Farm to School enriches the connection communities have with fresh, healthy food and local food producers by changing food purchasing and education practices at schools and early care and education sites.

Students gain access to healthy, local foods as well as education opportunities such as school gardens, cooking lessons and farm field trips.  Farm to School empowers children and their families to make informed food choices while strengthening the local economy and contributing to vibrant communities.

Go to the Juneau County Government website for more information.


For more information please contact:

Extension Juneau County
Courthouse
220 E. State Street, Room 104, Mauston, WI 53948

(608) 847-9329