Farm Management Through a Crisis: Supporting Farmers During Challenging Times

Over the last several weeks, the dairy industry has experienced increased turmoil. We’ve heard about milk being dumped, grocery stores limiting milk purchases, dairy markets sliding, and processors asking farms for reduced milk production.  What is going on and what can we do?

The “Dairy Policy & Supply Chain Disruptions” webinar hosted by UW-Madison Extension, will be the first webinar in the “Farm Management Through a Crisis: Part of the Supporting Farmers During Challenging Times Series” will discuss the current agriculture markets, supply chain disruptions, and stress management tools to get us through these tough times.

April 16, 2020 Agenda:

  • COVID-19 Impact on National Dairy Policy, Pete Kappelman, Senior Vice President, Member and Government Relations, Land O’Lakes Inc.
  • Taking Care of You: Stress Management, Renee Koenig, Extension Human Development & Relationships Educator
  • Market Supply Chain, Adam Brock, Director of Food Safety, Quality and Regulatory Compliance at Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin

There is no charge for the webinar, and it is open to everyone who has an interest in this topic. Please register for this free webinar at:  Registration deadline is 4:30 pm on Wednesday, April, 15. Connection information will be emailed before 9:30 am on April 16.

Please direct any questions to Extension Agriculture Educators Steph Plaster at or Amber O’Brien at

This program is sponsored by University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Extension with special support from the following Extension Educators: Amber O’Brien, Calumet County; Scott Gunderson, Manitowoc County; Kevin Jarek & Sarah Grotjan, Outagamie County; Scott Reuss, Marinette County; Kimberly Schmidt, Shawano County; Aerica Bjurstrom, Kewaunee County; Liz Binversie, Brown County; Greg Blonde, Waupaca County; John Thompson, Winnebago County; Joe Zimbric, Fond du Lac & Dodge Counties; Tina Kohlman, Fond du Lac County; Mike Ballweg, Sheboygan County; and Steph Plaster, Ozaukee & Washington Counties.

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