Heart of the Farm-Women in Agriculture workshop series is a University of Wisconsin-Extension program committed to addressing the needs of farm women by providing education on farm business topics, connecting them with agricultural resources and creating support networks.
Topics in the upcoming workshops include: generational differences on the farm; improving communications with family and employees; using social media to promote agriculture in general or your farm; writing a business plan; planning for farm succession; balancing farm and family; crop insurance, and farm assessments to build trust on animal welfare issues.
Conference dates and locations are:
Thursday, Jan. 27: Jefferson County UW-Extension Office, 864 Collins Rd., Jefferson, Contact Heidi Johnson at 920-674-7295 for details and registration.
Friday, Jan. 28: Iowa County Health and Human Services Building, 303 W. Chapel St., Dodgeville. Contact the Iowa County UW-Extension Office at 608-930-9850.
Wednesday, Feb. 2: The Lodge at Crooked Lake, 24271 State Road 35 N, Siren. Contact the Spooner Agricultural Research Station at 715-635-3735.
Friday, Feb. 25: Sauk County West Administration Building, 505 Broadway, Baraboo. Contact Denise Brusveen at 608-355-3257.
Friday, Feb. 25: The Colonial Bowling & Banquet Center, 1415 West Wisconsin St., Sparta. Contact Bill Halfman at 608-269-8722.
Thursday, March 3: Heyde Center, 3 North High St., Chippewa Falls. Contact Randy Knapp at 715-726-7950.
Thursday, March 3: Cotton Patch, W4890 Lake Drive, Shawano. Contact Katie Behnke at 715-526-6136.
Friday, March 4: LaSure's Banquet Hall, 3125 S. Washburn St., Oshkosh. Contact Nick Schneider at 920-232-1970 or Kevin Jarek at 920-832-5119.
Friday, March 11: Lincoln County UW-Extension Office, 801 N. Sales St., Merrill. Contact Tom Cadwallader at 715-539-1072.
Visit the Heart of the Farm website www.uwex.edu/ces/heartofthefarm to download a brochure for any of the conferences listed here.
Hear what previous Heart of the Farm workshop participants have to say about the program at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xjDesYfafoY