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Ten speakers are scheduled for the University of Wisconsin Extension Service's farm management update program for ag professionals from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16, at Liberty Hall.

The day's session will start with Oconto County agriculture agent, and veterinarian Sarah Mills-Lloyd providing an update on the veterinary feed directive that takes effect in 2017.

Profitability benchmarks for dairy farms will be reviewed by representatives of the Lakeshore and Fox Valley farm management associations in east central Wisconsin. An update on the Extension Service's state-wide reorganization plan will be outlined by the service's dean and director Rick Klemme.

The afternoon session will open with UW-Madison director of dairy policy analysis Mark Stephenson considering how milk markets are being affected by an uncoordinated supply chain.

An analysis of the 2016 crops in the region will be given by Extension Service agriculture agents Kevin Jarek of Outagamie County and Annie Deutsch of Door County before Waupaca County agriculture agent Greg Blonde describes the app he developed for pricing corn silage.

Presentations on soil health by agriculture agents Eric Ronk of Calumet County and Darrell McCauley of Winnebago County will conclude the day's program.

The $40 fee per person includes a lunch and program materials. The registration deadline is Friday, Sept. 9.

To register, contact Connie Leonard at the Calumet County Extension Service by calling 920-849-1450, ext. 5 or send an email to connie.leonhard@ces.uwex.edu. More information is available by calling Ronk at the same number (ext. 2) or by email to eric.ronk@ces.uwex.edu.

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