Focus on Forage Webinar Series Begins January 13, 2021

Forages are an important crop in Wisconsin. Hay and Haylage accounts for over 2.3 million acres and with a current market value of over 1.1 billion dollars in Wisconsin, in the most recent summary of agricultural production in Wisconsin. Forages feed our beef, dairy, sheep and goat industries and are also an important crop in […]

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ARC and PLC Signup Recommendations for 2021 for Wisconsin Farmers

Wisconsin farmers are choosing ARC (Agriculture Risk Coverage) or PLC (Price Loss Coverage) for their program base acres. Signup runs until March 5, 2021 at the Farm Service Agency. For Monroe County please call 608-269-8136.  Signup for DMC and DMC and CFAP2 just ended, so it’s time for ARC/PLC signup. Dr. Paul D. Mitchell, Professor […]

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Heart of the Farm – Women in Agriculture Winter Series

University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Extension, Heart of the Farm-Women in Agriculture will be hosting it’s 3rd Coffee Chat, January 11th, 2021 from 10:00– 11:00 a.m. The online Heart of the Farm Coffee Chats run on the 2nd Monday of the month through March 2021, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. During this session, Gary Sipiorski, will […]

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2021 Driftless Region Beef Online Conference

With nearly 3.8 million head of beef cattle in three Midwest states, university extension services in Illinois, Iowa and Wisconsin are teaming up to offer the Driftless Region Beef Conference. The annual event will be held January 26-28, 2021, with webinars each evening. This year’s format will be via webinar, with two presenters speaking each […]

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Farm Ready Research – Small Ruminants

Farm Ready Research is Extension’s agriculture winter webinar meeting series for farmers and ag professionals. Join the webinars to learn the most up-to-date information on topics from dairy and livestock production to farm management resources. Sessions begin in December 2020 and run through April 2021. See a full list of topics and register at go.wisc.edu/FarmReadyResearch […]

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Farmland Markets and Leasing Contracts

UW-Madison Extension Offers Farmland Leasing Live Web Meeting on December 18, 2020 Did you know that under Wisconsin statutes, a farmland lease for more than one year must be in writing and signed by both parties in order to be enforceable? Leasing land without a written lease can get messy quickly. As Phil Harris, former […]

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Heart of the Farm – Women in Agriculture Fall/Winter Series

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, right? Unfortunately, it doesn’t always feel that way. The second online session of the Heart of the Farm -Women in Agriculture online Coffee Chats will be featuring some quick self-care tips to take care of both your mind and body during the holidays. This online series will […]

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PPP Loan Forgiveness – Live Webinar

The next few weeks are year-end financial and tax planning time for a lot of Wisconsin farms. It is the time to gather 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), […]

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2020 Tough Talk: Difficult Conversations, COVID-19, and Taxes

This year has brought many challenges and surprises to farmers and agriculture professionals across Wisconsin.  Join us as we wrap up the year with “2020 Tough Talk: Difficult Conversations, COVID-19, and Taxes”, the final webinar in the “Fall 2020 Farm Management Update Series”.  This session will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, December 10. […]

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Dairy Market & Nutrition Update

This year has brought many challenges and surprises to dairy producers across Eastern Wisconsin with market drops and rallies, price spreads, changing milk production levels, and banner crop production.  How can we make sound management decisions as markets and prices remain volatile? “Dairy Market & Nutrition Update” is the second webinar in the “Farm Management Update for Ag […]

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