USDA Offers Disaster Assistance to Farmers & Livestock Producers In WI.

Farmers and Livestock Producers in Wisconsin that have been impacted by recent winter storms may be eligible for assistance from the USDA. Agricultural producers are encouraged to contact their local USDA Service Center to learn about the programs available to help recover from crop, land, infrastructure, and livestock losses.

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Senator Baldwin’s Webinar: COVID Relief for Farmers

Join Senator Tammy Baldwin in a free webinar to learn about federal COVID relief programs for farmers. Presentations by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) are included on how to apply for programs as well as a panel of financial institution leaders providing information. It’s free to attend but advanced registration is required.

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Small Grains Virtual Meeting

Join Jerry Clark, Ag Agent from Chippewa County, and Carl Duley, Ag Agent from Buffalo County in a Small Grains Virtual Meeting. This forum will highlight local markets, research in Western Wisconsin, and Production Basics. Along with additional speakers from different small grain companies in the region, they will touch on topics including quality parameters, production Q&A, and more.

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USDA – Conservation Reserve Program General Signup is Open! Deadline has been EXTENDED!

*****Signup has been Extended by the USDA for this program******
Agricultural producers and private landowners interested in the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) can sign up for the popular program. The competitive sign-up, which began Monday, January 4th, provides annual rental payments for land devoted to conservation purposes. The acreage offered by producers and landowners is evaluated competitively; accepted offers will begin Oct. 1, 2021.

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UW-Madison & U of Minnesota Agricultural Survey

AURI is inviting you to complete a survey designed to assess and quantify the impacts of the COVID-19 on the farm and food communities in the Minnesota-Wisconsin region. Please share your experience about how the pandemic has been affecting your daily work and livelihoods.

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Beans & Bull: On-Farm Technologies

Join us for the next Beans & Bull: On-Farm Technologies webinar! Topics are: Get your planting right! Planter technology for optimizing seeding and Keeping synthetic auxin herbicides on target. February 18, 2021, at 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

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Women Food and Agriculture Network will host farm business marketing workshop

Women Food and Agriculture Network (WFAN) board member and marketing professional Diahann Lohr, will lead The Marketplace of Story: What Marketing Questions Keep You Up At Night? for a deep dive into developing and polishing your farm business marketing plan. Are you in a leadership capacity and seeking help to build a non-profit organization marketing plan? Then this workshop is for you, too!

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NCAT: Armed to Farm Virtual Training

The National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT) is now offering a virtual version of its popular sustainable agriculture training program for military veterans. NCAT is moving the training online to make it accessible during COVID-19 restrictions. Virtual Armed to Farm will cover topics essential to farm success, including business planning, budgeting, record-keeping, marketing, and USDA programs, as well as specific enterprise discussions.

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