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Madison - Ag Day at the Capitol will be held March 8 at the Monona Terrace in Madison. Ag Day at the Capitol is the largest gathering of farmers from across the state representing a variety of farm groups to learn more about state issues and meet with their state legislators.

Topics for discussion will be the state budget, transportation funding, groundwater legislation, agrichemical fee reductions and other pertinent ag issues.

“Ag Day at the Capitol is where farmers build relationships with legislators and explain the needs and opportunities for Wisconsin agriculture,” said Jim Holte, Wisconsin Farm Bureau President. “The difference this day makes for agriculture is tremendous.”

Registration will begin at 11 a.m. with the program starting at 11:30 a.m. Governor Walker is expected to speak at 12:10 p.m. A lunch will be served at 12:45 p.m. and at 1:15 p.m. an issue briefing will take place. At 2:30 p.m. attendees will then walk up the street to the State Capitol to meet with their legislators in the Wisconsin Assembly and Senate.

It is important that attendees call the offices of their legislators in advance to schedule an appointment between 3 and 5 p.m. for Wednesday, March 8.

Register for Ag Day by calling the Wisconsin Farm Bureau at 1-800-261-3276. Ride sharing is available. The cost is $25 per person before March 1. Late registrations and at-the-door attendees will cost $30. A copy of the registration form is available at www.wfbf.com/programsevents/ag-day-at-the-capitol.

The Rural Mutual Insurance Company and GROWMARK Inc. are major sponsors of the event. Co-sponsors of the event with the Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation include the Dairy Business Association, Professional Dairy Producers of Wisconsin, Wisconsin Cattlemen’s Association, Wisconsin Corn Growers Association, Wisconsin Horse Council, Wisconsin Pork Association, Wisconsin Potato & Vegetable Growers Association, Wisconsin Soybean Association and the Wisconsin State Cranberry Growers Association. 

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