Upcoming Ag Webinars

WI Emerging Crops-2021 Summer Webinar Series

WI Emerging Crops Summer 2021 Schedule

The webinars are free and open to the public, but registration is required. When you register, you may register for one, some, or all a of the webinars.

Register at: https://go.wisc.edu/emergingcrops     (Registration Link on right hand-side of page)

You’ll be emailed connection information prior to each webinar. The webinars will be recorded and posted on this website.

Each webinar will be held from Noon – 1 p.m.

June 21 – Hemp with Dr. Shelby Ellison, University of Wisconsin-Madison Assistant Professor of Horticulture

July 5 – Hops with Jerry Clark and Carl Duley, UW-Madison Division of Extension agriculture educators

July 15 – Currants with Dr. Leslie Holland and growers Chris McGuire and Clare Hintz

August 10 – Kernza with Dr. Valentin Picasso, UW-Madison Assistant Professor of Agronomy

August 24 – Hazelnuts with Jason Fischbach, UW-Madison Division of Extension agriculture educator

September 15 – Wine and Table Grapes with Dr. Amaya Atucha, UW-Madison Assistant Professor of Horticulture and Extension Fruit Crop Specialist

Emerging Crops Summer 2021 Webinar Series Summer Webinar Series 2021 (- PDF, 1pg, 2 MB)

 

Badger Crop Connect

These webinars will be offered, via Zoom, on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday’s of the month at 12:30 p.m. from March through September 2021. Badger Crop Connect is hosted by Extension Crops and Soils educators. CCA credits are available for each webinar. There is no fee for these webinars, but registration is required. Spring Webinar Registration-March – May

May 2021

Free Poultry Management Webinar

Sign up for one, some or all workshops!  Wednesdays, 6:00 pm-Free Virtual events. Advance Registration is required.

webinar series designed to assist home and small scale poultry producers in their management endeavors.  The series will take place on Wednesday evenings between May 12 and June 2, with each event beginning at 7 p.m.  The live discussion events will feature the opportunity to ask questions of presenters.

May 12 = Small flock meat chicken management

May 19 = Small laying flock management

May 26 = Small scale commercial poultry management

June 2 = Ducks, Turkeys, Guineas, and other non-chicken poultry

High Tunnel Seminar Series

Sign up for one, some or all workshops!  Wednesdays, 6:00 pm-Free Virtual events. Advance Registration is required.

May 26-High Tunnel 101: The Basics   June 2 – Hight Tunnel Pest Management    June 9- High Tunnel Disease Management

https://uwmadison.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMlcuuppjMqE9al7ZNOK-diOSYQllXf3LgP

 

High Tunnel Seminar Series1.0 May & June 2021 (pdf, 1 pg, 3MB)

 

 

Farm Ready Research Webinar Series

Small Ruminants: Designing Your Sheep and Goat Grazing System – Wednesday, APRIL 21, 2021, 7:30 – 9PM

Farm Management Fridays  Series

Farm Management Fridays Healthy Minds, Healthy Farms– April 9, 2021 at 11 am. YouTube livestream.

Farming for Health – April 23, 2021 at 11 am. YouTube Livestream

Pre-Register for all Farm Ready Research Webinars at: https://extension.wisc.edu/agriculture/farm-ready-research/ 

 

Local Food Summit – April 21-22, 2021 from 1:00pm-4:30pm
THE SUMMIT ATTENDANCE IS FREE OF CHARGE. But Registration is requested.
Who should attend? Anyone who is
• interested in local foods and local food production
• promotes and supports local foods
• buys /consumes or sells local foods
• intents to establish a small business within local foods or is intending to sell at a Farmers Markets

Organized by UW Madison, Division of Extension Sawyer County in conjunction with Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe College

Local Food Summit April 21-22, 2021 Local Food Summit Flyer-April 2021 (PDF,1pg, 453KB)

Food summit AGENDA-April 2021 (PDF, 3pgs, 210KB)

 

AgrAbility of Wisconsin 2021 Virtual Summit

Since 1991, AgrAbility of Wisconsin has been promoting success in agriculture for farmers with disabilities and their families. AgrAbility of Wisconsin is a partnership between the University of Wisconsin Division of Extension and Easterseals Wisconsin.

The 2021 AgrAbility of Wisconsin Virtual Summit will be hosted on Zoom.

April 13 – 15, 2021, from 11:00 am – 12:00 pm each day.

All are welcome to attend at no cost.

Registration and event details can be found at:  http://bit.ly/2SVMX5B

To learn more, contact us at: (608) 262-9336 or visit https://agrability.bse.wisc.edu/.

2021 Virtual Summit AgrAbility of WI2021 Summit Agenda
WI Cover Crop & Conservation Conversations ~ Spring 2021

Webinars will follow a lightning talk format – several presenters giving short presentations – to keep the hour exciting, informative and engaging!
Webinars are free. Registration: https://go.wisc.edu/zpuyc2
Connection information for each webinar will be emailed to registrants the day before the event.

WI Cover Crop & Conservation Conversations Spring 2021

March 2021

WI Cover Crop & Conservation Conversations ~ Spring 2021

Session 1: March 19, Noon to 1 pm

Session 2: March 26, Noon to 1 pm

Session 3: April 2m Noon to 1 pm.

Webinars will follow a lightning talk format – several presenters giving short presentations – to keep the hour exciting, informative and engaging!
Webinars are free. Registration: https://go.wisc.edu/zpuyc2
Connection information for each webinar will be emailed to registrants the day before the event

WI Cover Crop & Conservation Conversations Spring 2021

WI Idea Spotlight- The Future of Dairy
The Future of the Dairy Industry
March 25 – 7:00PM – 8:00PM
Online, join from anywhere. – Free for everyone. – Advance registration is required https://www.uwevents.com/ereg/newreg.php?eventid=605733&

Farmers are facing tougher challenges than ever before, from economic pressures to climate change. How is our changing world impacting the dairy industry — and how are innovative farmers adjusting to survive into the future? Join fellow UW alumni from the comfort of your own home for a virtual panel discussion with experts who are at the forefront of this issue. Learn about the work happening at UW–Madison right now and how it complements the hands-on experiences of industry professionals.

Speakers:

  • Mitch Breunig ’92 — farmer and owner of Mystic Valley Dairy
  • Mark Stephenson — director of dairy policy analysis at UW–Madison
  • Kent Weigel MS’92, PhD’92 — professor and chair of the Department of Animal and Dairy Sciences at UW–Madison

The panel will be moderated by Katie Hepler ’07, Wisconsin Alumni Association advisory board member and marketing director at Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin.

 

strawberries in a silver bucket

March 4, 2021 ~ 6 pm Central Time
Strawberry Workshop via Zoom
Free and Open to the Public.
Pre*Registration is required. https://uwmadison.zoom.us/…/tJUvcuyopzItHN2…
UW-Extension is hosting a virtual training session for strawberry production with a focus on commercial production.
Dr. Brian Smith from UW-River Falls will lead the training and will focus on weed management and fertility.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

February 2021

Feb 16th or Feb 18th Farmer Focus Groups- Seeking farmers to discuss stressors and challenges 

If you are farmer interested in participating in one of these focus group teleconferences, please register by completing this online form: https://go.wisc.edu/5pz9iy or contact Morgan Cavitt at morgan.cavitt@wisconsin.gov, 608.224.5050 orJoy.kirkpatrick@wisc.edu, 608.263.3485

Older male farmer in a field Younger woman farmer with chickens Younger Male dairy farmer

Feb 24, 2021-Midwest Manure Summit ~ Registration is Required 

Midwest Manure Summit - pg 1Midwest Manure Summit pg 2

Jan 22, 2021 Farm-Gate Economic Outlook Forum Registration is required

Jan 22, 2021 Farm Management

 

Jan 27, 2021 – Focus on Forage – Registration is Required. 

Focus on Forage

 

 

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