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Private Pesticide Applicator TrainingDo you plan on using a Restricted Use Pesticide (RUP) AND produce an agricultural c...
12/26/2019
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Private Pesticide Applicator Training

Do you plan on using a Restricted Use Pesticide (RUP) AND produce an agricultural commodity on your property or your employers property? If both those are correct, then you are a Private Applicator. Private Applicators can get certified in three categories, General Farm, Fruits Crops or Greenhouse & Nursery.

Click for more information or to register for one of the 2020 classes!

https://www.browncountywi.gov/departments/extension-brown-county/agriculture/pesticide-applicator-training/

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Dear Wisconsin farmer,Please take 10 minutes to participate in a national agritourism and direct sales survey!  Click be...
12/23/2019
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Dear Wisconsin farmer,

Please take 10 minutes to participate in a national agritourism and direct sales survey! Click below for more information.

https://www.browncountywi.gov/news/?i=3c1db6025b19

Wisconsin farmers are invited to participate in a national survey about agritourism and direct sales as part of a multi-state USDA AFRI grant.  Please take 10 minutes to participate in a national agritourism and direct sales survey!

Supporting Farmers During Challenging TimesA meeting for agribusiness professionals, agency staff, farmers, and producer...
12/20/2019
Supporting Farmers During Challenging Times

Supporting Farmers During Challenging Times

A meeting for agribusiness professionals, agency staff, farmers, and producers. Farmers and producers session will be in the afternoon (see page 2 of flyer). Please RSVP by January 15th.

RSVP Here:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/supporting-farmers-during-challenging-times-tickets-86965798043

There will be two meetings, the morning session is for agribusiness professionals and agency staff. The afternoon session is for farmers.

Cultivating Your Farm FutureHaving intentional conversations around farm succession and developing future plans for the ...
12/20/2019
Cultivating Your Farm Future

Cultivating Your Farm Future

Having intentional conversations around farm succession and developing future plans for the farm provides a better chance of transition success. Cultivating Your Farm’s Future helps farm business members and families through farm succession planning. Even if the owner generation is planning to be a part of the management for 10+ years from now, starting early can help the process go more smoothly. It provides the succession generation time to develop their management skills and provides the farm time to build or increase its financial stability to include another generation.

On February 26, 2020, Extension will host a meeting at the Lawrence Town Hall in De Pere from 9;30 am - 2:30 pm. See the link below for more information.

https://farms.extension.wisc.edu/programs/cultivating/#workshops

Develop farm succession and future business plans through Cultivating Your Farm’s Future, a UW-Madison Extension program. Learn how to have intentional conversations about transitions plans.

12/19/2019
www.browncountywi.gov

The Department of Agronomy will offer Crop Production and Management Meetings at eight locations during 2020. Joe Lauer and John Gaska will present the latest information on hybrid/variety performance, an analysis and discussion of last year's growing season, and updated recommendations for field crop production.

The registration fee includes a meal and materials. Please pre-register with the Host Agent. A “walk-in” (Late) fee will be charged to those who have not preregistered. Additional information packets will be available for $21.00 each. Certified Crop Advisor CEU credits have been requested (3.0 hours in Crop Management).

The nearest location for Brown County is in Kimberly on January 8, 2020. Click on the link below for more information and how to register.

https://www.browncountywi.gov/i/f/files/UW-Extension/Agriculture/Upcoming%20Events/AU20.pdf

The 58th annual Extension Cow College program begins Tuesday, January 7th in Clintonville. Cow College is a series of ed...
12/10/2019
Cow College 2020

The 58th annual Extension Cow College program begins Tuesday, January 7th in Clintonville. Cow College is a series of educational programs offered the first three Tuesdays in
January. Cow College remains a valuable local Extension program that continues to connect dairy farmers and industry representatives in Northeast and East Central WI with resources from the UW system and beyond. All dairy producers and industry professionals are welcome to attend. Click to find out more information!

https://waupaca.extension.wisc.edu/2019/10/01/cow-college-2020/

Check out information about the 2020 Organic Vegetable Production Conference!  There are scholarship available for immig...
12/02/2019
2020 Organic Vegetable Production Conference

Check out information about the 2020 Organic Vegetable Production Conference! There are scholarship available for immigrant farmers and farmers from racially or ethnically underreprsented communities to attend. Click on the "Scholarhsips/Becas/Nyiaj Pad" tab on the website link. Scholarships are limited, and are on a first come, first serve basis.

https://fyi.extension.wisc.edu/danecountyag/2020-organic-vegetable-production-conference/

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Brown County 4-H Auction Youth - Please take note!
11/26/2019

Brown County 4-H Auction Youth - Please take note!

2020 Brown County Taste of Wisconsin tickets are on sale now!  We are so excited to share our new location, the STEM Inn...
11/22/2019
Brown County Taste of Wisconsin 2020

2020 Brown County Taste of Wisconsin tickets are on sale now! We are so excited to share our new location, the STEM Innovation Center @ UWGB with you! Join us to check out this beautiful new building!

Check out the link for more information.
https://2020bctastewi.eventbrite.com

Brown County Taste of Wisconsin, an outreach project of Extension Brown County and Brown County Dairy Promotion

Weather and energy shortages playing havoc with drying corn.  Click on the link below for information and resources to h...
11/21/2019
Grain Drying and Storage

Weather and energy shortages playing havoc with drying corn. Click on the link below for information and resources to help with the challenges the weather has presented Wisconsin Farmers this fall.

https://fyi.extension.wisc.edu/energy/grain-drying-and-storage/

Ag Energy Resources: Grain Drying Resources for 2019 drying and storage Weather and energy shortages playing havoc on drying corn, Scott Sanford, Univ

Save the date for the PDPW Dairy Insights Summit, scheduled for Dec. 5, 2019 at the Sheraton Hotel in Madison, Wis. Atte...
11/20/2019
PDPW Dairy Insights Summit

Save the date for the PDPW Dairy Insights Summit, scheduled for Dec. 5, 2019 at the Sheraton Hotel in Madison, Wis. Attend for a collaborative multi-stakeholder event including innovative dairy farmers, industry and food system professionals, as well as policy makers. The Summit will provide rich dialogue to access new insights on issues facing all segments of the food system - from the farm to consumers.

The program will include a discussion panel on Wisconsin water and cover a range of other topics, from zoonotic diseases and understanding the dynamics of tuberculosis to the complexity of our food system and tracking it back with technologies like Blockchain.

https://pdpw.org/programs/PDPWDairyInsightsSummit2019/details

Save the date for the PDPW Dairy Insights Summit, scheduled for Dec. 5, 2019 at the Sheraton Hotel in Madison, Wis. Attend for a collaborative multi-stakeholder event including innovative dairy farmers, industry and food system professionals, as well as policy makers. The Summit will provide rich di...

Compeer Financial and University of Wisconsin- Extension Host 2019 Resilient Farms ConferenceFarmers across the Midwest ...
11/15/2019

Compeer Financial and University of Wisconsin- Extension Host 2019 Resilient Farms Conference

Farmers across the Midwest are interested in new opportunities in agriculture. Growing demand by consumers for unique agriculture products has opened doors for farmers interested in diversifying their production and adding new revenue streams while other farms are finding opportunity in reviewing their current production practices for increased efficiency.

Compeer Financial and University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Extension are partnering to host the Resilient Farms Conference, a one-day event for farmers interested in increasing resiliency for their farms through new business ideas.

At the conference, on Thursday, December 12 at the Kalahari Conference Center in Wisconsin Dells, attendees will have the opportunity to participate in more than two dozen sessions to gather information, resources and tools to help in exploring ideas for increased farm revenue and added flexibility over time. More than 20 industry experts, including farmers who have successfully implemented alternative or additional enterprises, also will be available for one-on-one consultations and networking.

This year’s conference emcee, Pam Jahnke, shared her excitement for the event: “Resilience is something more of us in agriculture need to think about- what’s the long-term play? This conference is unique in how it pairs producers who have followed their passion and ideas for their farm with those who are still thinking about it. They will be there in a one on one way to help coach you through the process and leave you feeling good about your future.”

Speakers include Tom Arnold, of Arnold’s Farm in Elizabeth, Illinois. Arnold began exploring new markets and farm enterprises more than twenty years ago, and will share his insights and stories from his experience in how he’s embraced resiliency within his operation. Rachel Armstrong, Farm Commons, will discuss legal resiliency with business structures, insurance and liability, HR management and partnership opportunities.

“These are challenging times for agriculture, and farmers realize that within challenge there is often opportunity,” said Trisha Wagner, outreach program manager for Extension’s Farm Management Program. “Farmers are trying new ideas for their business, utilizing resources and skills of family members that haven’t been realized in the past. The Resilient Farms Conference is an opportunity to hear from farmers from around the state who have learned how to navigate the times, and have created success.”

Breakout sessions will include topics on value-added dairy, income opportunities from the woods, resiliency in cash crops, leasing options, understanding an individual farm’s unique assets and more. Additionally, sessions will be available for direct marketing, creating a practical commodity marketing plan, succession planning and basic farm financials. View the full agenda.

“The program encourages farmers to look broadly at all of the assets on their farms and think creatively about ways in which they can use those assets to add cash flow. The conference offers a positive, supportive environment to bounce around some ideas.” Paul Dietmann, Compeer Financial Sr. Lending Specialist

The conference is a farmer-to-farmer, peer-to-peer learning opportunity for people who are brainstorming and exploring new business ideas for their farms. Session topics will include examples of farms that added new revenue streams to their operations, including value-added production ideas, and marketing and business strategies. Sessions will also be available for business planning and analysis, along with guides to regulatory and licensing processes.

The 2019 Resilient Farms Conference is Thursday, December 12, from 8:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the Kalahari Resort. Additional livestream locations available in Normal, IL, Mankato, MN and various Extension offices across Wisconsin. The registration fee is $20, which includes lunch. Advance registration requested.

https://web.cvent.com/event/c5f84ccc-17e4-46ba-9e10-3a2ec6c5dd47/summary

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Tuesday 08:00 - 16:30
Wednesday 08:00 - 16:30
Thursday 08:00 - 16:30
Friday 08:00 - 16:30

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