Dairy Revenue Protection Program Informational Meetings offered by UW-Extension this winter

photo courtesy of UW-Madison CALS

Contact: Trisha Wagner UW-Extension, Farm Management Program Outreach Coordinator,  trisha.wagner@ces.uwex.edu

University of Wisconsin-Extension will offer a number of meetings across the state for farmers interested in learning about the new Dairy Revenue Protection program, a new federal insurance tool, with a quarterly payout to dairy farms when milk revenue falls below their insured revenue level. Mark Stephenson Director of the UW-Center for Dairy Profitability will provide a comprehensive overview of the Dairy Revenue Protection program and updates to the FSA Dairy Margin Protection Program (MPP), as another tool for dairy farmers when milk prices are low.  Important changes to the MPP have been introduced in the Farm Bill that may make this program worth a second look.

The discussion will cover the following specific information for dairy farmers considering the program:

  • New Dairy Revenue Protection (RP) program structure and function
  • Overview of Dairy programs RP, MPP and Livestock Gross Margins (LGM)
  • FSA implementation
  • Expected returns
  • Decision making tool & calculations

There is no fee to attend the meetings. Registration is recommended for meeting materials. The following UW-Extension meetings on the Dairy Revenue Protection program are available by date and location. For registration, more information and questions, contact the UW-Extension office by meeting location. Thank you to the Wisconsin Farm Bureau and other partnering organizations for their sponsorship of meeting refreshments, where applicable.

Dates and locations of meetings are:

Jan. 3, 2019, 1 p.m. – Green County Justice Center, 2841 6th Street, Monroe, WI. Contact: Jackie McCarville, Green County UW-Extension, (608) 328-9440

Jan. 9, 2019, 10 a.m. – Dunn County Community Services Building, 3001 U.S. Hwy 12 East, Menomonie, WI, Contact: Katie Wantoch, Dunn County UW-Extension, (715) 232-1636

Jan. 9, 2019, 12:30 p.m. – Baldwin, Ag Service & Education Building, 1960 8th Ave Baldwin, WI. Contact: Ryan Sterry, St. Croix County UW-Extension, (715) 531-1930

Jan. 16, 2019, 10 a.m. – Spring Green Fire Department, 327 South Winsted Street, Spring Green, WI. Contact: Alana Voss, Sauk County UW-Extension, (608) 355-3250

Jan. 22, 2019, 10 a.m. – Gays Mills Community Center, 16381 Hwy 131 Gays Mills, WI. Contact: Ashley Olson, Vernon County UW-Extension, (608) 637-5276

Jan. 22, 2019, 1:30 p.m. – Cashton, Scenic Bluffs Community Health Center, 238 Front Street Cashton, WI. Contact: Ashley Olson, Vernon County UW-Extension, (608) 637-5276

Jan. 31, 2019, 10 a.m. – Green Bay, Neville Public Museum, 210 Museum Pl, Green Bay, WI. (lunch and afternoon program to follow) Contact: Liz Binversie, Brown County UW-Extension, (920) 391-4612

Jan. 31, 2019, 1 p.m. – New London, Crystal Falls Banquet Hall, 1500 Handschke Drive, New London, WI (noon lunch). Contact: Greg Blonde, Waupaca County UW-Extension greg.blonde@ces.uwex.edu or (715) 258-6231 or Sarah Grotjan, Outagamie County UW-Extension sarah.grotjan@ces.uwex.edu or (920) 832-5129

Feb. 1, 2019, 10 a.m. – Lena Town Hall, 6087 Goatsville Road, Lena, WI. Contact: Scott Reuss, Marinette County UW-Extension, (715) 732-7510

Feb. 4, 2019 1 p.m. – Columbia County Administration Building, 112 E Edgewater St., Portage, WI Contact: George Koepp, Columbia County UW-Extension, (608) 742-9680

Feb. 5, 2019, 10 a.m. – Grant County Fair Grounds, Lancaster Youth & Ag Building, 916 E Elm St, Lancaster, WI. Contact: Amanda Cauffman, Grant County UW-Extension, (608) 723-2125

Feb. 6, 2019 10 a.m. – Burlington, Gateway Technical College – Burlington Campus Room 100, 496 McCanna Pkwy, Burlington, WI. Contact: Jim Versweyveld, Walworth County UW-Extension or Leigh Presley Racine &Kenosha County UW-Extension, (262) 857-1948

Feb. 7, 2019, 12:45 p.m. – Campbellsport, Blue Door Coffee Co, 116 E Main Street, Campbellsport, WI. Contact: Steph Plaster, Washington County UW-Extension, (262) 335-4482

Feb. 12, 2019, 1 p.m. – Dodge County, Lowell Community Memorial VFW, 280 South Street, Lowell, WI. Contact: Amanda Young, Dodge County UW-Extension, (920) 386-3790

Feb. 13, 2019, 10 a.m. – Belvedere Supper Club, 329 WI-97, Marshfield, WI 54449. Contact: Matt Lippert, Wood County UW-Extension, (715) 421-8440

Feb. 13, 2019, 1 p.m. – Lincoln County Service Center – Assembly Room in the Upper Level, 801 North Sales Street, Merrill, WI. Contact: Dan Marzu Lincoln County UW-Extension, (715) 539-1072

March 5, 2019, 10 a.m. – Green Lake County UW-Extension, 571 County Road A, Green Lake, WI Contact: Ben Jenkins, Green Lake County UW-Extension, (920) 294-4032

March 20, 2019, 10 a.m. – Brillion Community Center Street, Brillion, WI Contact: Amber O’Brien Calumet County UW-Extension, (920) 849-1450

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