Archive | Outreach & Slides

A collection of outreach events and powerpoint slides at or about WICST to disseminate research results and information.

WICST Educational Outreach 2009 through 2011

WICST continues to serve as an ‘outdoor laboratory’ for learning about issues of sustainable agriculture such as crop rotation, environmental stewardship, economic sustainability, and bio-diversity. In addition to field days for the public and farm tours for schools and tech colleges, we have disseminated our research results at regional events (Wisconsin Grazing Conference, WI [...] More »

List of Publications Generated from the WICST Project

This is a list of publications and posters from 1993-2011 reporting data from WICST and satellite trials sorted by research theme. More »

Profitability of Organic Farming Systems in Wisconsin

The USDA-ERS held a conference in Washington D.C. from March 16-18 on organic farming systems research that included several long-term systems research trials across the USA. These slides summarize long-term economics on organic and conventional crops in WICST. Authors: Janet Hedtcke, Joshua Posner, John Hall and Jon Baldock More »

Organic System Yields and Yield Trends in the Wisconsin Integrated Cropping Systems Trials

The USDA-ERS held a conference in Washington D.C. from March 16-18 on organic farming systems research that included several long-term systems research trials across the USA.  These slides summarize long-term yield trends on organic and conventional crops in WICST. Authors: Jon Baldock, Joshua Posner, John Hall, and Janet Hedtcke More »

Powerpoint Comparing Production, Profitability and Environmental Aspects on WICST

Data was presented at the Wisconsin Grazing Conference, February 20, 2010 in Wisconsin Rapids, WI. More »

WICST Educational Outreach 2007-2008

WICST continues to serve as an ‘outdoor laboratory’ for learning about issues of sustainable agriculture such as crop rotation, environmental stewardship, economic sustainability, and bio-diversity. In addition to field days for the public and farm tours for schools and tech colleges, we have disseminated WICST results at regional events (Organic Farming Conference), as well [...] More »

WICST Educational Outreach 2005 and 2006

In addition to quantifying production, profit, and environmental impacts of different farming systems, WICST serves as an ‘honest broker’ for discussing the importance of a prosperous and environmentally sound agriculture, how these values will affect the future of farming in Wisconsin, with results having policy ramifications. To this end the desire is to inform [...] More »

WICST Educational Outreach - 2003 and 2004

WICST continues to serve as an ‘outdoor laboratory’ for learning about issues of sustainable agriculture such as crop rotation, environmental stewardship, economic sustainability, and bio-diversity. In addition to field tours, we have disseminated WICST results at local and regional events as well as scientific meetings. Table 1 summarizes the outreach and educational activities [...] More »

WICST Educational Outreach 2001-2002

As in previous years we used the WICST trials as an excellent visual tool to demonstrate and discuss issues of sustainability such as crop rotation, environmental stewardship, economic sustainability, and bio-diversity. In addition to field tours, we have disseminated the WICST research to local and regional events and scientific meetings. Table 1 summarizes [...] More »

Comparing Upper Midwestern Farming Systems: Results from the first 10 years

We designed a total of six cropping systems based on common existing farming practices to evaluate these issues in 1989. To ensure the relevance of the results for a commercial farm setting, our plots were large (0.8 a) and field operations were performed with conventional farm machinery. Our cropping systems were not simply rotations, but [...] More »