Heart of the Farm – Women in Agriculture Conference scheduled for April 1 in Milladore

Contact:
Matt Lippert, 715-421-8440, matthew.lippert@cex.uwex.edu
Heather Schlesser,  715-261-1239, heather.schlesser@wisc.edu
Jenny Vanderlin, 608-263-7795, jmvander@wisc.edu

Farm women from Wood and Marathon Counties, and the surrounding area are invited to attend the Heart of the Farm-Women in Agriculture Conference to be held April 1 from 9:30 a.m. – 3:15 p.m. in Milladore at the Mead Wildlife Education and Visitor Center.

The Heart of the Farm-Women in Agriculture conference series is a University of Wisconsin-Extension program that is committed to addressing the needs of farm women by providing education on farm business topics, connecting them with agricultural resources and creating support networks.

This conference provides women with the opportunity to network with other farm women; learn about their personality colors; and crop insurance. Participants can get their herd health questions answered; and taste delicious local foods during lunch.

Topics and presenters include:

  • Sharing Your Front Row Seat to Farming: Kim Bremmer, wife, mother, vocal champion of agriculture
  • There is no such word as “CRAN’T”: Mary Brazeau Brown, Glacial Lake Cranberries, Inc.
  • Financial Options: CJ Robinson, Edward Jones-Financial Advisor
  • Ag Trivia: Matt Lippert, UW-Extension Wood County agriculture agent
  • Communication in the Farm Succession Process: Joy Kirkpatrick and Jenny Vanderlin, UW-Extension/Madison Center for Dairy Profitability
  • Root Cellars – Save Time, Money and Supplies: Ken Schroeder, UW-Extension Portage County agriculture agent

Registration for the workshop is $20 per person. Mead Wildlife Education and Visitor Center is located at S2148 County Highway S, Milladore. For more information, brochure, or to register, contact UW-Extension agriculture agents Matt Lippert, UW-Extension Wood County, 715-421-8440, matthew.lippert@wisc.edu; Heather Schlesser, UW-Extension Marathon County, 715-261-1239, heather.schlesser@wisc.edu; or Jenny Vanderlin, UW-Extension/Madison, 608-263-7795, jmvander@wisc.edu. The registration deadline is March 27, 2015.

Heart of the Farm is supported by the UW- Center for Dairy Profitability, UW-Extension Wood and Marathon Counties, Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board, and partially funded by a USDA Risk Management Cooperative Agreement.

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