Farmers For Lake Country (FFLC) provides expertise and guidance for the farming community so that water quality and soil health are improved and protected for the long term. FFLC works closely with the OWPP to assist with outreach, education and agricultural initiatives throughout the watershed.
In 2022, FFLC announced that the organization is expanding its footprint beyond the Oconomowoc Watershed thanks to additional funding from the Department of Agriculture Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP), as well as Tall Pines Conservancy and other private funders.
The increased funding from DATCP allows FFLC to work with farmers in several additional watersheds, including the Ashippun River, Bark River, Pewaukee River and parts of the Fox River. The expanded area stretches south to Mukwonago, west to Watertown, and north to Hustisford and Hartford. As a result, many more farms will now be eligible for cost share funding for water friendly practices such as cover crops, no tilling, and planting green into living cover.