The Wisconsin Farmers Union will hold a Farm and Rural Lobby Day in Madison March 15. This is a day when farmers and rural residents will have an opportunity to talk with their legislators about important issues in their communities.
"Decisions that are made in Madison have a tremendous impact on our lives in rural Wisconsin," said WFU President Darin Von Ruden. "I encourage farmers and rural residents to join us for the Farm and Rural Lobby Day and have their voices heard."
Topics on the agenda include protecting groundwater access for current and future generations, standing up for County Extension, supporting good government reforms such as nonpartisan redistricting, and improving rural high-speed internet access.
Registration for the Farm and Rural Lobby Day will begin at 10:30 a.m., followed by issues briefings at 11 a.m. at the Madison College downtown campus, 211 North Carroll St., near the capitol square. Speakers will provide background information on pending legislation that is of interest to farmers and rural residents to help participants prepare for their meetings with legislators.
Following lunch, the group will head to the Capitol to meet with their senators and representatives, with the day's activities wrapping up around 4 p.m.
There is no cost to participate, and all are welcome to attend. Please pre-register as soon as possible so legislative visits can be planned accordingly. Pick-up routes are being considered. Those interested in transportation are asked to email firstname.lastname@example.org.
To register or for more information, call 715-723-5561 or visit www.wisconsinfarmersunion.com.