Farming in Tough Times
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 17
10:30AM-3:00PM, REGISTRATION AT 10:00
SHADY’S HOMETOWN TAVERN
451 RAILROAD AVE, ALBANY, MN
REGISTRATION COST: $10
This workshop is for area dairy producers who may find themselves confronting various challenges as a result of the economic state of agriculture. 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. There will be something for everyone at this workshop, featuring an outstanding lineup of diverse talks.
Topics and Speakers
– 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.
– Local dairy producers will share their own experiences related to making decisions in challenging times, growing and diversifying their business, and exiting the business.
RSVPs are requested to help with the meal count. Please RSVP by Friday, January 12 by calling Emily at the Stearns County Extension Office at 320-255-6169, Ext. 3.
Registration is $10 per person and includes lunch.
If you have any questions about the event, contact Emily Wilmes at the Stearns County Extension Office at 320-255-6169, Ext. 3.