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Returning to the Farm workshop helps farm businesses plan for farm succession

Returning to the Farm workshop helps farm businesses plan for farm succession

Madison, Wis. – University of Wisconsin Center for Dairy Profitability, University of Wisconsin-Extension and University of Wisconsin-River Falls are offering a workshop to help farm families plan for a son, daughter or partner to return to the farm and eventually take over the farm business. The four-day workshop will be offered at the River Falls Public Library on March 7 and 8 and April. 4 and 5, 2014.

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Central Wisconsin Workshop to Focus on Selling at Farmers Markets

Central Wisconsin Workshop to Focus on Selling at Farmers Markets

If you are a fresh market fruit and vegetable producer selling at local farmers markets, road-side stands, or through a CSA or are a market manager interested in helping your vendors and farmers market to be successful, the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Grower Workshop scheduled for Friday, Feb. 7 in Stevens Point is just for you.

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‘Winning the Game’ Extension Grain Marketing Workshops Planned

‘Winning the Game’ Extension Grain Marketing Workshops Planned

To help farmers put together a winning grain marketing game plan the University of Wisconsin Extension will present ‘Winning the Game: Launch and Land Your Pre-Harvest and Post-Harvest Marketing Plan.’ These two half-day workshops are filled with practical advice to help farmers write and execute a pre- and post-harvest marketing plan.

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Hop Production for the Wisconsin Craft Brew Industry Workshop scheduled for March

Hop Production for the Wisconsin Craft Brew Industry Workshop scheduled for March

If you’re interested in growing hops and barley make plans to attend the 5th annual seminar on hop and barley production on March 1 hosted by the University of Wisconsin-Extension.

As more small craft beer breweries open in Wisconsin, the demand for quality locally grown hops is increasing noted workshop coordinators, Tim Rehbein, UW-Extension Vernon County agriculture agent and Carl Duley, UW-Extension Buffalo County agriculture agent.

The workshop will be held at The Great Dane Brewery, 2305 Sherman Street, Wausau on March 1 from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. and will explore the possibilities and challenges associated with production of hops and barley.

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2014 Wisconsin Corn Conferences to be held in January

2014 Wisconsin Corn Conferences to be held in January

Announcing the 2014 Wisconsin Corn Conference meeting series sponsored by UWEX and the Wisconsin Corn Growers Association. We invite you to be a part of these conferences.

The Corn Conferences are designed to provide farmers with technical insight and practical advice to improve on-farm results. These meetings use the latest information available from university and industry research to help farmers raise a crop with maximum yield, quality and profitability.

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Pesticide Applicator Trainings to be held in January & February

Pesticide Applicator Trainings to be held in January & February

Langlade County UW-Extension will again host Private Pesticide Applicator Trainings. The dates for the pesticide applicator training sessions in Langlade County are January 22 and February 19 from 9:00 am- 2:30 pm. These sessions will be held at the Eau Claire River room in the basement of the Resource Center.

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Nutrient Management Farmer Training Program Offered in December

Nutrient Management Farmer Training Program Offered in December

Langlade County UW-Extension and the Land Conservation Department will be teaching a series of nutrient management classes in December at the Resource Center in Antigo. This three-part class is designed for both farmers beginning a nutrient management plan and farmers who are already writing their own plans.

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Extension offers information session on farm families and the Affordable Care Act

Extension offers information session on farm families and the Affordable Care Act

The University of Wisconsin – Extension will offer an overview of what the Affordable Care Act (ACA) means for farms, both as small employers and the self-employed on December 3, 2013 from 6:30-8:30pm. This presentation will be a webinar that will be broadcast to 22 counties around the state, coordinated by local Extension staff.

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UW-Extension workshops focus on reproductive efficiency on dairy farms

UW-Extension workshops focus on reproductive efficiency on dairy farms

Are a dairy producer, veterinarian, or consultant interested in learning about the latest innovations in dairy reproductive practices to improve reproductive efficiency and profitability? If so make plans to attend a University of Wisconsin-Extension’s Reproducing Profitability Workshop in November.

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UW-Extension to host Pest Management Update Meetings throughout Wisconsin

UW-Extension to host Pest Management Update Meetings throughout Wisconsin

University of Wisconsin-Extension/Madison specialists in weed science, plant pathology and entomology will present the latest information on pest management and biology for Wisconsin field crops at the annual Pest Management Update Meetings at eight Wisconsin locations in November.

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Mastitis Management on Your Organic Dairy Webinar

Mastitis Management on Your Organic Dairy Webinar

Join eOrganic for a webinar on managing mastitis on your organic farm with Dr. Guy Jodarski on Tuesday, September 10, 2013 at 2 PM Eastern Time (1 PM Central, 12 PM Mountain, 11 AM Pacific Time). The webinar is free and open to the public, and advance registration is required. Attendees will be able to type in questions for the speaker.

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Have hay to sell? Post it on the Farmer to Farmer website

Have hay to sell? Post it on the Farmer to Farmer website

While many farmers around the state may be experiencing challenges to finding hay and feed supplies, other farmers may be in the position where they have hay to sell. If you are a farmer in that fortunate position, the Farmer to Farmer website serves as an excellent venue to sell your hay.

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