Presentations on five topics are on the agenda for the University of Wisconsin Extension Service's farm management update for agricultural professionals that is scheduled on Friday, May 2 at Liberty Hall here.
The program will start at 9:45 a.m. with Robin Schmahl of AgDairy LLC at rural Elkhart Lake reviewing the current milk and grain markets. Then farm tax law specialist Phil Harris of the Extension Service will give updates on estate taxes, long-term insurance, and farm asset depreciation.
To complete the morning session, Extension Service livestock facilities specialist David Kammel will show improvements in those buildings and describe how they have affected production, comfort, and labor/management efficiency.
Following the noon lunch, Extension Service agricultural economist Paul Mitchell will outline highlights of the 2014 Farm Bill and point out how it will affect farmers. The program will conclude with Extension Service dairy scientist Amy Stanton describing proper livestock stewardship and cattle handling protocols.
With a registration deadline of April 25, checks payable to UW-Extension Farm Business should be sent to P.O. Box 2003, West Bend, WI 53095-2003. The fee is $35 per person.