PPP Loan Forgiveness– Live webinar offered Dec. 11th on what farmers need to know

It’s year-end financial and tax planning time for a many Wisconsin farms, which means gathering all the receipts and documentation needed for the accountant or tax preparer. Farms that obtained a Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan through an independent lender, administered by the Small Business Administration (SBA), may also find this to be a good time to review the application steps for PPP loan forgiveness. Farmers with questions about making forgiveness applications can join a live web meeting on Friday, Dec. 11 at 11 a.m.

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UW-Madison Extension presents farm viability webinar for farm succession professionals

Farmers may be “On the Fence” in this current economic climate. “On the Fence” means they are not sure which direction their business should be moving. Should they move forward and push through short-term cash flow issues? Or are they in need of protecting their equity for themselves or future generations? The University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Extension is partnering with the Wisconsin Farm Succession Professionals Network (WiFSPN) to present a webinar that will focus on how to help farm clientele evaluate their farm’s long-term viability.

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University of Wisconsin-Madison demographers part of research team to win national excellence award for rural population research

UW-Madison Applied Population Laboratory’s Katherine Curtis, Daniel Veroff, and Malia Jones are part of a multidisciplinary, multi-institution research team that was recently awarded the National Excellence in Multistate Research Award from the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). This prestigious and highly competitive award recognizes scientists who conduct exemplary research and outreach efforts across multiple states and in doing so enhance the visibility of USDA multistate programs.

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New Wisconsin partnerships focus on farmer health and well-being

Ongoing economic conditions continue to take a toll on Wisconsin’s rural communities. These conditions have led to many concerns about the high levels of farm stress, health concerns, and increased suicide risk. UW-Madison Extension is working with partners to provide education, resources, and support to mitigate farm stress and reduce suicide risk in rural communities.

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Edible Startup Summit 2020

Entrepreneurs from around the state will gather virtually for a two-day summit November 9 and 10. The Edible Startup Summit focuses on food businesses who are in the early stages of business development. 

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