Northwest Wisconsin Graziers Winter Conference

  • Shell Lake Community Center, U.S. Highway 63, 200 West Lake Drive, Shell Lake, WI 54871
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  • RSVP to Lynn Johnson, lynnpjohnson@amerytel.net, 715-225-9882

Agenda

• 8:30 a.m. — Registration & Trade Show
• 8:50 a.m. — Welcome: Otto Wiegand, Professor Emeritus, UW Extension
• 9 a.m. — Direct Marketing Round Table:

- Farmers Markets — Chris Johnson, Johnson Family Pastures, Centuria, Wis.
- Buying Clubs — Steve VanDerLoop, VDL Grassfed, Bruce, Wis.
- Local Network — Steve Degner, Bashaw Valley Farm Greenhouse & Storage, Shell Lake, Wis.
Moderator: Kevin Schoessow, UW Extension, Spooner, Wis.

• 10:30 — a.m. Break
• 11 a.m. — Importance of Soil Health (YouTube Video featuring Dave Brandt, Crop Producer, Carroll, Ohio)
• 12 p.m. — Introduction of Exhibitors and NetworkingImage
• 12:10 p.m. — Lunch Break (Lois Country Cupboard Cuisine)
• 1 p.m. — Practical Winter Forage Feeding Options and Issues
Vance Haugen, retired UW Extension agent, Canton, Minn.
• 2:15 p.m. — Break
• 2:30 p.m. — Pasture Raised & Marketed Pigs & Broilers
Mike Miles, Anathoth Community Farm, Luck, Wis.
• 3:15 p.m. — Conference Wrap-Up, Evaluations, Door Prizes

The registration form is available here.

Advance registration forms for the conference are due by Tuesday, March 5. Cost is $20 and includes lunch, snacks and materials. Late registration is $30. For more information, contact University of Wisconsin-Extension area ag agent Kevin Schoessow at Spooner (715-635-3506), or Northwest Wisconsin Graziers members Lynn Johnson (715-225-9882), Randy Gilbertson (715-520-2112) or Otto Wiegand (715-416-0513).