Agriculture

University of Wisconsin-Extension programs in Agriculture and Natural Resources help urban and rural people use research and knowledge to solve problems and take advantage of new opportunities. Agriculture and Natural Resources educators balance farm profitability and production of high quality food, horticulture crops, fiber and plant material with protection of the natural environment.

Farm Management Update Workshop on Feb. 25

(Florence) The ninth annual Florence Farm Management Update Program is being held on Thursday, February 25th at the Florence Natural Resources Center. The program is sponsored by the Florence and Marinette County UW-Extension offices, in coordination with Florence County Land & Water Conservation, the Farm Service Agency (FSA) and the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS).
The event starts at 11:30 a.m. with registration, a light lunch, and discussion time and will conclude about 4 p.m. The workshop will begin with program updates from Farm Service Agency, NRCS, and Florence County Land & Water Conservation. Attendees will have the chance to review conservation planning and funding opportunities, Florence County’s Farmland Preservation Program update, and get pertinent reminders about farm program eligibility and deadlines.
Scott Reuss, Florence and Marinette County UW-Extension Agriculture Agent, will be leading participants through an analysis and discussion of crop production costs and management considerations for 2016. Topics will be partially determined by participants, but will include crop insurance decision-making; managing cost of production in tight margin conditions; and making sure we set our fields up for maximum profitability opportunity.
Any other questions that producers have will also be fair game, as the program finale will be a group discussion of any other concerns, research needs, and other issues that are on people’s personal agenda. There will be a $5 registration fee to include handouts, lunch, and other materials. Pre-registration is requested to be able to have an accurate lunch count, but walk-ins are also welcome. Pre-register by calling the Florence County UW-Extension office at 715-528-4480 or e-mail to scott.reuss@ces.uwex.edu
Any producers unable to attend, but wanting to discuss their questions or concerns are welcome to call Reuss, at the above number or toll-free at 1-877-884-4408.

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If you have any question regarding Agriculture or Horticulture in Florence County, please contact:


Scott Reuss
Agriculture & Horticulture Educator
Florence County UW-Extension
Natural Resource Building
5628 Forestry Dr
Florence, WI 54121
phone: 715/528-4480
fax: 715/528-5172
email: scott.reuss@ces.uwex.edu