Mark your calendars for the 2016 Heart of the Farm - Women in Agriculture Conference set for Feb. 13.
The event will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and be held at the Spooner Ag Research Station, W6646 WI-70, Spooner, WI. The UW-Extension program is committed to addressing the needs of farm women by providing education on farm business topics, connecting them with agricultural resources and creating support networks.
This conference will provide women with the opportunity to network with other farm women and learn about farm business challenges, how you as farm women can make a difference, and how to balance your life.
The conference will feature the following presentations: Understanding The Generations by Beverly Stencel, Washburn County UW-Extension Community Resource Development Educator; Managing Farm Resources by Dr. Doris Mold, President of Sunrise Agricultural Associates LLC, Univ. of Minnesota Professor, and dairy farmer from Cumberland, WI; Retirement Planning by Jason Kohl and Beth Hanson-Love, Thrivent Financial; How to Run a Multi-Enterprise Farm by Stephanie Schneider, farmer's market gardener and livestock farmer from Mondovi, also Nutrient Management Specialist for the Wisconsin Dept. of Agriculture and Consumer Protection.
Attendees will also have the opportunity for Wine-Tasting by Clover Meadow Winery, cheese sampling, door prizes and a chair assage. Lunch is also provided
Registration for the workshop is $20 per person. To register, obtain a brochure or for more information, contact Otto Wiegand at Spooner UW-Extension, 715-635-3506. Registrations are due by Feb 10.
Heart of the Farm is supported by the UW-Center for Dairy Profitability, UW-Extension, Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board, Farm Service Agency, and a USDA risk management grant.