Learn about applying for agricultural grants at October workshops

Contact: Diane Mayerfeld, 608-262-8188, dbmayerfeld@wisc.edu Andrew Bernhardt, 608-265-8136, Andrew Bernhardt Four workshops will be offered to help farmers and agricultural entrepreneurs develop strategies to access state and federal grants. The workshops will be held during October is locations around Wisconsin. Attendees will learn how to successfully submit a Value Added Producer Grant (VAPG), an Agricultural […]

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National Farmer Co-Ops Conference Examines Globalization, Innovative Finance and More

Contact: Anne Reynolds, 608-263-4775, atreynol@wisc.edu Global demand and supply directly impact prices for American agricultural producers. The business side of the food chain – including food security – can require investment in transportation, terminals and other significant assets. How will agricultural cooperatives reinvent themselves in response to challenging opportunities? What financing options exist and how […]

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Learn how to use farm financial statements to improve business decisions

Contact: Steve Okonek, 715-538-2311 ext. 208, steven.okonek@wisc.edu Jenny Vanderlin, 608-263-5665, jmvander@wisc.edu Trisha Wagner, 715-284-4257, trisha.wagner@wisc.edu Given the financial stress of the last two years, famers are asking how to improve cash flow and reduce equity risk. Often the response is “perform a financial analysis,” with the question “where do I start with all of these […]

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Northcentral Wisconsin Small Farms Conference Scheduled for September 17

Contact: Mark Kopecky, 715-339-2555, mark.kopecky@ces.uwex.edu People who operate small farms and those who would like to are invited to attend the Northcentral Wisconsin Small Farms Conference on Saturday, Sept. 17at the Palmquist Farm in Brantwood. Small farms are the fastest growing segment of the agricultural economy in northern Wisconsin. This conference will help small farmers […]

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Fifth Annual Focus on Goats Conference Slated for October 21-22

Contact: Claire Mikolayunas, 608-890-3802, mikolayunas@wisc.edu Dairy goat producers, cheesemakers and industry leaders from across the nation will gather at the Fifth Annual Focus on Goats Conference Oct. 21-22 at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville. The two-day conference features a wide array of speakers and educational seminars, as well as a cheese tasting reception. The event has evolved […]

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Beginning Farm Financial recordkeeping training using Quickbooks scheduled for May 2011

Contact: Bob Cropp, 715-672-5214, robert.k.cropp@ces.uwex.edu Carl Duley, 608-685-6256, carl.duley@wisc.edu Jenny Vanderlin, 608-263-7795, jmvander@wisc.edu Are you interested in learning how to use Quickbooks computer software for your farm financial recordkeeping? Or build upon what you already do know? The University of Wisconsin-Extension Center for Dairy Profitability and UW-River Falls are offering a beginning farm recordkeeping workshop […]

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Anaerobic Digester Operator Training Program scheduled for April 13

Contact: Paul Dyk, 920-929-3171, paul.dyk@uwex.edu In response to an increased use of digesters within the United States, the Anaerobic Digester Operator Training Program is being offered April 13-15, 2011 in Fond du Lac, WI to provide design, process, and safety information for digester operation. The training program highlights design options and optimization of system operation […]

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Horse Workshop offered April 2, 2011

Contact: Rose Skora, 262-857-1945 or 262-886-8460, rose.skora@ces.uwex.edu A one-day equine educational program for horse owners will be offered on April 2, 2011 in Bristol, Wisconsin. This program offers three separate tracts for participants to choose from including a trail riding tract, senior horse tract, and an advanced horseman tract. The workshop is organized and sponsored […]

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Workshop addresses hop and barley production for Wisconsin craft beer industry

Contact: Carl Duley, 608-685-6256, carl.duley@wisc.edu Tim Rehbein, 608-637-5276, timothy.rehbein@ces.uwex.edu If you’re interested in growing hops and barley make plans to attend the 2nd annual seminar on hop and barley production on April 9 hosted by the University of Wisconsin-Extension, Cooperative Extension. Western Wisconsin has a rich history in crop production, and these are two additional […]

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