Heart of the Farm – Women in Agriculture ‘Coffee Chat’ features self-care tips for the holidays

Contact: Jenny Vanderlin, jenny.vanderlin@wisc.edu, 608-263-7795

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, right? Unfortunately, it doesn’t always feel that way. The second online session of the Heart of the Farm -Women in Agriculture online Coffee Chats will be featuring some quick self-care tips to take care of both your mind and body during the holidays. This online series will be held on Monday, Dec. 14, 2020 from 10-11a.m.

The Heart of the Farm -Women in Agriculture online Coffee Chats series is a University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Extension program that addresses the needs of farm women by providing education on farm business topics, connecting them with agricultural resources and creating support networks. The hour-long series will run on the second Monday of each month through March 8, 2021. There is no charge for attending the series but you must register at: https://uwmadison.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJItceirrzkvEtfMSLLljrhhSJFMymAHHUA4.

Once registered, you will receive an email confirmation containing information about joining the meeting. Registered participants will only need the meeting website link or phone number to participate in the meeting.

December’s speakers are Jackie Carattini, Nancy Vance and Lori Zierl, Extension Human Development and Relationship Educators. All three work with families and communities to improve family well-being and community awareness in the areas of family economics, poverty awareness, health and nutrition education.

Upcoming speakers include:

  • Jan. 11, 2021: Gary Sipiorski, owner Gary Sipiorski Consulting, LLC (Tax Preparation Issues and Concerns);
  • March 8, 2021: Mark Stephenson, Director of Dairy Policy Analysis and Center for Dairy Profitability and UW-Madison Extension (How to Read and Understand your Milk Check,); and Jenny Gavin, Gavin Farms, Reedsburg, WI (Value Added Enterprises and Farm Diversification.).

For more information on the Coffee Chats Series or the Heart of the Farm Program, please go to the HOF Website: https://fyi.extension.wisc.edu/heartofthefarm, call your local UW-Madison Division of Extension County office, or contact Jenny Vanderlin, jenny.vanderlin@wisc.edu, 608-263-7795.