MUSCODA, WI (Ben Caxton) — The Lower Wisconsin State Riverway Board met in Prairie du Sac last week for its monthly business meeting and heard a presentation from Alissa Duff of the USDA Agricultural Research Station. Duff discussed ongoing research at the Dairy Forage Research Center located on the former Badger Army Ammunition Plant grounds. Duff described activities on the 2200 acre “Farm Lab” that is intended to help the dairy industry nationwide and also investigate land use practices that mitigate impacts on soil and water. The board also welcomed two new members. Steve Wetter of Boscobel will serve as the Grant County representative while Randy Poelma of LaCrosse joins the board as an “at-large” member. Wetter is a long-time area resident and has served as Mayor of Boscobel for over 21 years. Wetter replaces Bob Cary of Blue River on the board who was one of the original appointees to the board in 1989. Poelma is the Environmental Sciences Program Manager for the Ho-Chunk Nation and currently serves as property manager for the Ho-Chunk Nation lands at Badger near Prairie du Sac.