Shifting Gears-Westby

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February 26th, 2019


10:00am - 2:00pm


$20 per day, $45 for 3-part series



Farmers looking for a change of pace, responsibility, or market are encouraged to attend the Shifting Gears program offered by University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Extension at various locations in the state.

2019 agricultural price outlooks for commodities such as milk, corn and soybeans indicate this will be the fifth year of depressed milk prices and stagnant prices for other commodities. Many farm families may be considering changes to their operations. They may be considering alternative enterprises, off-farm employment or other options.

Shifting Gears is a three-day program that helps farmers look at where farmers are now, where they want to be, and how do they get to where they want to be. The first day focuses on family living costs, current balance sheets, and risk tolerance. The second day will look at visioning, goals, estate planning, and tax considerations as farmers shift gears. The final day of the program will focus on marketing their skills in the job market, evaluating potential farm markets and enterprises, and will feature a panel discussion on niche/value added farming.

Three-part day series offered:  February 26, March 5, and March 13.

Event Location

Vernon Electric
110 Saugstad Road
Westby, WI

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