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UMN Extension to host Dairy Workshop on January 17

University of Minnesota Extension, Stearns County News
December 6, 2017        
Source:  Emily Wilmes, Extension Educator-Livestock
University of Minnesota Extension
Stearns, Benton & Morrison Counties

UMN Extension to host Dairy Workshop on January 17
By Emily Wilmes, University of Minnesota Extension

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (12/06/2017) — University of Minnesota Extension will be hosting a workshop for dairy producers titled, “Farming in Tough Times.”  This workshop is for area dairy producers who may find themselves confronting various challenges as a result of the economic state of agriculture.  The workshop will be held on Wednesday, January 17th at Shady’s Hometown Tavern and Event Center, located at 451 Railroad Ave, Albany, MN.  The workshop will run from 10:30am-3:00pm, with registration starting at 10:00am.  Registration is $10 per person and includes lunch

A great line up of speakers and topics has been selected for this workshop.  Sandy Hansen-Wolff of Ag Venture Feed & Seed and Rock Solid Motion will share her story of loss and growth, and how to get through the challenging time.  Joleen Hadrich, UMN Extension Ag Economist, will speak about managing non-revenue stream investments and low commodity prices.  Ted Matthews, Rural Mental Health Specialist will discuss maintaining your mental health in various stages of life.  Lastly, local dairy producers will share their own experiences related to making decisions in challenging times, growing and diversifying their business, and exiting the business.  

Dairy producers from all size farms and stages of life are welcome to attend, as well as farmers from any enterprise.  It is also encouraged that agribusinesses who work with producers attend.   RVSPs are requested to help with the meal count.  Please RSVP no later than Friday, January 12 to Emily at 320-255-6169, extension 3.  Pre-registration is not required, and day-of registration starts at 10:00am. 

If you have any questions about the workshop, contact Emily Wilmes at the Stearns County Extension Office at 320-255-6169, extension 3.


Emily Wilmes
Extension Educator, Ag Production Systems - Livestock
(320) 255-6169
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