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Central Wisconsin Farm Profitability Expo 2024

Posted 3/20/2024 by barb.peeters@woodcountywi.gov

DATE:   Wednesday, April 24, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
PLACE:  Mid-State Technical College Wisconsin Rapids Campus
             Auditorium (L118)

This event is free to participants due to funding provided by Wood County Land and Water Conservation.
Registration Link and Agenda:  mstc.edu/farm-expo

The Central Wisconsin Farm Profitability Expo is working to encourage profitable farming by building resiliency, diversifying farming  operations, reducing inputs, and increasing farmer return on investment.  Attendees at the expo will learn about conservation practices farmers can use to increase profitability and self-sufficiency while being stewards of the land, such as regenerative management, cover and companion crops, and no-till farming. Central Wisconsin farmers will discuss the specific barriers they are experiencing when adopting best management practices through panel discussion with fellow farmers who have implemented these practices.  Attendees will also explore the unique partnerships that can be created when merging agriculture and conservation.

Agenda – Thursday, April 24, 2024

9:00 a.m.  Registration & Networking

10:00 a.m.  Welcome Address

10:10 a.m.  Farmer Discussion Panel
Ken Schroeder – UW Extension

11:00 a.m.  Analyzing Nitrogen Efficiency Strategies for Increased Profit
Guolong Liang, Natasha Elizabeth Rayne, Jeffery Hadachek
UW Madison Extension

Noon - Lunch

1:00 p.m. - Producer Led Watershed Panel
Scott Bordeau – PACRS President

1:45 p.m. - Break

2:00 p.m.  Using Precision Agriculture to Improve Return on Investment
Scott Stipetich – Wisconsin Precision Ag & Conservation Specialist
Pheasants Forever

3:00 p.m. - Adjourn

See attached flyer for more information.