The Lower Fox Demonstration Farms Network is a Great Lakes Restoration Initiative project designed to showcase and demonstrate leading edge conservation practices to improve Great Lakes water quality.
The Demonstration Farm Network will conduct demonstrations of the effectiveness and adaptability of conservation practice systems to reduce erosion and sedimentation, control phosphorus runoff and address other nonpoint source pollution issues. It will also provide educational/technology transfer opportunities for the public, farmers, land managers, agribusiness, environmental and natural resource agencies and research entities and their partners.
The Demonstration Farm Network objectives are to:
1. establish sites within the Lower Fox River to test the effectiveness of current and innovative conservation systems
2. Establish an effective mechanism to transfer technology and conservation system effectiveness information to land management agencies, producers and the public
3. Create opportunities for stakeholders to test their research, technical assistance and program implementation at the demonstration sites
4. Create and implement an information/outreach strategy to share information and lessons learned from the Network to managers, researchers and stakeholders across the Great Lakes Basin.