Winter Ag Meetings zero-in on shifting market conditions

Heading into 2017, Wisconsin’s ag community was worried. Rumblings about crop market volatility had both farmers and the bankers who lend to them on edge. So in 2017, Conley, along with Bryan Jensen, Integrated Pest Management specialist for Cooperative Extension and UW horticulture professor, changed up the Annual Agriculture Winter Meeting Series to better meet the needs of farmers. The new spin: pivoting mindsets from growing another bushel to saving another dollar, or focusing on the inputs instead of output.

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Farmer to Farmer website links forage buyers to sellers

Dairy farmers in various parts of Wisconsin experienced severe alfalfa winterkill and injury this past winter. Because of these losses, there may be an interest in selling hay from counties with surplus forage inventories to areas of the state in need of forages. The Farmer to Farmer website http://farmertofarmer.uwex.edu can facilitate that process.

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