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Wed, Apr 24


Justin Trails Resort

Spring Into Conservation - West Central WI Region

Explore the secrets of soil health with like-minded women

Spring Into Conservation - West Central WI Region
Spring Into Conservation - West Central WI Region

Time & Location

Apr 24, 2024, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Justin Trails Resort , 7452 Kathryn Ave, Sparta, WI 54656, USA

About the Event

It is that time of year, the birds are singing, the sun is shining and the flowers are springing to life. As these flowers emerge from the ground and begin to open, the bees and the butterflies are swooping in, pollinating along the way. It is refreshing seeing all the spring activities taking place, but have you ever stopped to think about what is happening beneath the surface of the soil to allow this to happen? Soil health is an absolute wonder. At this gathering, there will be a rainfall simulation along with other Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) resources, and we can learn together about the impact you can have on what is happening under the soil surface.

Bring a friend along and join fellow women landowners, farmers and conservationists along with local experts, to delve into learning the benefits of cover crops, no till and the value of keeping that soil covered.  Bring your experiences with, we love hearing your stories!

Lunch provided Enjoy a delicous lunch of organic and locally sourced ingredients prepared by Donna Justin, owner of Justin Trails Resort!


  • Nikki Krause, Resource Conservationist with Natural Resources Conservation Service (Monroe Cty) 
  • Hannah St. Aubin, Soil Conservationist with Natural Resources Conservation Service (Jackson Cty)

Wisconsin Women in Conservation Host:  Alanna Koshollek, Renewing the Countryside

Location:  Justin Trails Resort 7452 Kathryn Avenue, Sparta WI 54656

Designed for peace-seekers and adventurers alike, Justin Trails Resort is a fitting location for anglers, birdwatchers, and nature lovers alike. This 200-acre property is curated as a nature preserve, respecting nature’s call for pristine conservation and worthy of your next Instagram post. Songbirds chirp in the morning, wild turkey and deer cross the property, and an owl hoots as the sun sets over the ridge. Save some time after the event to walk this incredible property!

Event Details:

  • Event is free to attend but registration is required and space is limited.
  • Women, all who identify as such, are welcome to attend – from  landowners to farmers to conservationist enthusiasts – whatever your background, from beginners to experts!
  • Our WiWiC events follow a Learning Circle model, with ample time and a safe space for story sharing, networking and collaborative learning. We all have something to both share and learn together.
  • Event will be inside a majority of the time with an outdoor portion for the rainfall simulator. 
  • Photos will be taken at this event and used for educational purposes only by WiWiC and the partner groups.  If you do not wish to have your picture taken, let the on-site WiWiC host know.
  • WiWiC is a family-friendly space and you are welcome to bring your children.

About Wisconsin Women in Conservation

Wisconsin Women in Conservation (WiWiC) is a state-wide collaborative effort led by the Michael Fields Agricultural Institute in partnership with Wisconsin Farmers Union, Renewing the Countryside and Marbleseed (formerly MOSES).  A five-year multi-faceted project funded by the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), WiWiC brings together Wisconsin's women landowners, farmers, farm workers, urban growers, and conservation professionals to connect and share about conservation practices, resources, and funding opportunities.

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