NEW Watershed Champion - Brickstead Dairy

NEW Water Annual Report 2017 - Page 23

NEW Watershed Champion - Brickstead Dairy NEW Watershed Champion:

Brickstead Dairy

NEW Water teamed up with the Green Bay Water Utility for the fourth annual

World Water Day event, to call attention to water issues in Northeast Wisconsin,

and to celebrate efforts to improve water quality.

Brickstead Dairy was presented the NEW Watershed Champion award during

the event for conservation measures on their family farm that serve to protect

area waters.

“Sustainability is very important to me because we want to ensure that the legacy

of Brickstead Dairy continues. To do that, we have to ensure we have clean

water and are stewards of the land,” said Dan Brick. “That entails incorporating

the use of cover crops to protect the soil and surrounding streams and rivers.

Those crops build healthy soil, keep it from eroding, hold phosphorus and other

nutrients in place and help the soil more effectively hold water for the main crops

to feed the cows.”

Brickstead Dairy Farms is a sixth-generation, 700-dairy cow operation

and has been in continuous operation since the mid-1800s. Learn more at

www.bricksteaddairy.com

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