Pepin County farmer nitrogen-use survey


Abigail Becker


Case Type
Project Stories
Sustainable Development Goals
03 Good Health and Well-Being, 06 Clean Water and Sanitation, 12 Responsible Consumption and Production, 15 Life on Land

In 2020, University of Wisconsin-Madisonresearchers and Pepin County staff studiedfarmer attitudes about nitrogen use, as part of a UniverCity Alliance partnershipto research key issues facing the community.Nitrogen is needed and used on cropland to support agriculture within Pepin County and throughout the state. However, nitrate contamination of groundwater and associated health impacts are a growing concern. For this study, farmers were asked about nutrient management to helplocal land managerscommunicate more effectively.

UniverCity Year Contact Info
Gavin Luter
Managing Director

University Faculty Contact
Bret Shaw

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