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April, 2018

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April, 2018


This Week's Events

Farmer-Led Dairy Discussion, at 12:30 PM on 4/16/2018
Start Time: 4/16/2018 12:30:00 PM
End Time: 4/16/2018 3:00:00 PM
Are you a dairy farmer or do you have a vested interest in the success of northwestern Wisconsin’s dairy industry? Join us in Barron for a Farmer-Led Dairy Discussion, 12:30-3 p.m. on April 16 at Barron Electric Co-op meeting room, Hwy. 25 north of Barron. Dairy farmers: this is your chance to speak up. Share your stories and solutions to the current industry crisis. Listening will be government officials, dairy processors, lenders and other decision makers. Sponsored by Barron County Farm Bureau and Barron County Farmers Union. Those planning to speak will be limited to 3-5 minutes and are strongly encouraged to bring a written copy of their statements. For more information, contact Karyn Schauf, BSFB, 715-790-7203 or Dale Hanson, BCFU, 715-537-9309.
Ag Day on Campus at 10:00 AM on 4/17/2018
Start Time: 4/17/2018 10:00:00 AM
End Time: 4/17/2018 3:00:00 PM
The University of Wisconsin-River Falls Collegiate Farm Bureau chapter will host the third annual Ag Day on Campus from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on Tuesday, April 17, to promote Wisconsin agriculture. The event is free and open to the public. Through interactive events, non-agricultural students, faculty and community members are invited to learn more about agriculture, interact with animals and enjoy food grown and raised by farmers. This year’s theme is “kNOw Ag, kNOw Food.” Student organizations in the College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences (CAFES), along with local agricultural businesses, will have educational and interactive booths set up outside on the University Center mall in the middle of campus. In addition, beginning at 4:45 p.m., a free beef sandwich meal will be served in Room 200 of the Agricultural Science building and at 5:15 p.m., Wisconsin Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection Secretary Sheila Harsdorf will speak about her personal experience in agriculture and government trends that influence today’s agricultural policy. For more information, email beth.zimmer@my.uwrf.edu or call CAFES at 715-425-3535.
UW-Extension Dairy Reproduction, Nutrition and Well-Being meetings at 10:30 AM on 4/19/2018
Start Time: 4/19/2018 10:30:00 AM
End Time: 4/19/2018 2:30:00 PM
Area dairy farmers are invited to connect with new and well-known UW-Dairy Sciences department specialists at upcoming UW-Extension Dairy Reproduction, Nutrition and Well-Being meetings in two west central Wisconsin locations on Thursday April 19. Dairy reproduction, nutrition and well-being will be topics discussed as well as outlook for domestic and international dairy markets. Dr. Paul Fricke will talk about integration of reproductive programs and technology to maximize reproductive efficiency in dairy cows. Dr. Jennifer Van Os, new to UW-Extension, will introduce herself and her area of research that targets best management practices of housing and management to help the Wisconsin dairy industry adapt as our scientific knowledge about animal welfare continues to grow. Dr. Randy Shaver will discuss dairy nutrition topics for today in what could be his last dairy meeting in Western Wisconsin before retirement. Katie Burgess, Commodity Risk Analyst with Blimling and Associates, will discuss how farms can prepare for the opportunities and obstacles that come with managing price risk in dairy markets. The program will be held Thursday, April 19 from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., simultaneously at two west central Wisconsin locations, Alma Center and Eau Claire, with the speakers rotating between both sites. Chippewa Valley Technical College Manufacturing Education Center, 2320 Alpine Road, Eau Claire will be the location for Eau Claire County –RSVP to the Eau Claire UW-Extension office at 715-839-4712. A parking pass will be provided for the Eau Claire location. The Alma Center location will be located at Pfaff Farm Reception Barn 13072 State Road 121, Alma Center –RSVP to the Jackson County UW-Extension office 715-284-4257.There is no charge to attend however RSVP is appreciated for lunch count.
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