Upcoming Programs

Marketing with Confidence

Farming today is challenging in many ways.  Most of us expect the typical challenges a season can bring, pest pressure, wild weather, and machinery breakdowns.  But today more than ever a farmer needs to be able to tackle the challenge of the marketplace.  Starting in January, the UW-Madison Division of Extension will be putting on one half an hour webinar a week taking you through the basics of finding your cost of production, understanding your cash flow, and then using this foundational information to make the important decisions about how and when to sell your grains and livestock.     

This program series will be a bi-weekly half-hour teaching sessions via Zoom with time for questions afterward. We will have two tracks one focused on grain and the other on livestock. The two tracks will be on opposite weeks.  The schedule will be as follows:

Grains: Tuesdays from 7:30 to 8:00 am with time for questions following, January 5, 19, February 2, 16, and March 2, 16. To register go to https://go.wisc.edu/9mclkr 

Dairy & Livestock: Thursdays from 1:00 to 1:30 pm with time for questions following, January 14, 28, February 11, 25, and March 11, 25. To register go to https://go.wisc.edu/64a5js 

Speakers include Brenda Oft from Midwest Market Management, Austin Delong from the Delong Company, and others.

Sauk County to Offer Absentee Landowner Webinar Series

Sauk County Land Resources and Environment Department and UW – Madison Division of Extension will be hosting a four-part webinar series for absentee landowners. These sessions are meant for landowners who rent out land for farming. Soil is one of the most important assets of land, but it’s not always obvious how to work with a renter to protect it. In this series, presenters will help you better understand your soil, conservation practices, how to develop a good lease, and local resources available. Registration is required by January 29th. Those who cannot attend the webinars can request a resource packet be mailed to them. Please contact Alana Voss at 608-477-3945 or alana.voss@wisc.edu to register or for additional information.

Register in advance for these meetings by going to https://go.wisc.edu/y373vl

All webinars will be held from 6:30-7:30pm.


Tuesday, February 2: Understanding Your Farmland
Learn about the connection between land use and water quality, basics of soil types, soil productivity and limitations.

Tuesday, February 9: Protecting Soil and Water
Learn about soil health, soil fertility, manure applications, basics of conservation practices (including cover crops and reduced tillage), and farmland programs and regulations.

Tuesday, February 16: Developing a Farmland Lease
Learn about the importance of a multi-year, written lease, the economics of crop production, what goes into a good lease, and considerations for a fair price.

Tuesday, February 23: Local Assistance & Resources Available
Learn about the county, state, and federal resources that are available to assist you and your renter with incorporating conservation practices onto your land.

Register in advance for these meetings by going to https://go.wisc.edu/y373v.


Wisconsin Beef Special Edition Webinar Series

Join us for our free webinar series! UW-Madison Extension Cow/Calf Days and Wisconsin Feeder Workshops will be combined to create the Wisconsin Beef Special Edition Webinar Series. Join your local Extension Livestock Program Educators, UW Outreach Specialist, and esteemed keynote speakers as they present current topics on beef production.

A different topic will be presented at each Tuesday evening session. Take the opportunity to learn from and discuss with experts on the following date or listen to the recording when it works best for you (registration required).

Register and mark your calendars! Learn more at: https://sauk.extension.wisc.edu/2020/11/11/wisconsin-beef-special-edition-webinar-series/


For more information please contact:

Agriculture Educator Alana VossAlana Voss
Extension Sauk County
West Square Building
505 Broadway, Baraboo, WI  53913

Phone: (608) 355-3250
Cell: (608) 477-3945


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