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From hiring workers, leasing or buying land, implementing food safety measures, negotiating sales, forming an LLC, filing taxes, getting insurance and so on—legal issues work their way into every aspect of the sustainable farm. The good news is that developing a strong, legally resilient farm business is easier than you think!

Farm Law 101 is not a boring lecture filled with legal lingo, this workshop will be co-facilitated by an attorney and 1 or 2 farmers. User-friendly legal education will be integrated with practical, on the ground experience, including input from participants. Expect a compelling, informative, and engaging workshop that will inspire you to take action to build a stronger, more resilient farm!

This workshop will empower direct to consumer farmers to move forward on legal issues of greatest importance to their operation.

Two day Agenda:

Friday
LLCs, Partnerships, and Corporations
Leasing Land
Insurance: Crops/Livestock, General Liability (Property/Casualty)

Saturday
Employment Law
Interns and Volunteers
Food Safety

See Full Agenda here

Cost: $15 per day or $25 for both days

All workshop materials included, and lunch and dinner are provided Friday with a light breakfast on Saturday.

Location: Michael Fields Agricultural Institute
W2493 County Rd ES
East Troy, WI 53120

REGISTER HERE Registration deadline is December 28, 2017

Lodging: A block of rooms for Friday, January 5th, has been reserved at the Quality Inn East Troy, until December 16, 2017. Reserve your room by phone 262-642-2100, use group code: MFAI Farm Law. On-site lodging is also available, call Perry Brown for more information, 262-642-3303, ext. 119.

Financial assistance available to qualified Farm Operators. Call Perry Brown 262-642-3303 ext. 119

This FREE webinar series will highlight the latest Wisconsin research on cover crops and soil health. The series will be 6 weeks long, every Wednesday from 12pm-1pm (except for the week of February 7 – that webinar will be 12pm-1:30pm). Connection information for the webinar will be provided upon registration available here

Week 1 – January 17:
Reducing Erosion and Improving Water Infiltration with Cover Crops and No-till
Laura Ward Good, UW-Madison Soil Science
Francisco Arriaga, UW-Madison Soil Science

Week 2 – January 24: Cover Crops after Corn Silage
Heidi Johnson, Dane County UWEX
Kevin Shelley, UW- Nutrient and Pest Management Program

Week 3 – January 31: Cover Crops after Wheat
Jim Stute, Michael Fields Agricultural Institute
Mike Ballweg, Sheboygan County UWEX

Week 4 – February 7: Grazing Cover Crops and Using Cover Crops as a harvested Forage
(please note longer webinar 12pm- 1:30pm)
Gene Schreifer, Iowa County UWEX
Jason Cavidini, Marshfield Agricultural Research Station
Wayne Coblentz, USDA Dairy Forage Research

Week 5 – February 14: Interseeding and Overseeding Cover Crops
into Standing Crops and Spring Seeding of Cover Crops
Dan Smith, UW- Nutrient and Pest Management Program
Brian Briski, Natural Resource Conservation Service
Heidi Johnson, Dane County UWEX

Week 6 – February 21: Soil Health
Jamie Patton – UW-Nutrient and Pest Management Program
Matt Ruark – UW Madison Soil Science

MORE INFO HERE

REGISTER NOW

This FREE webinar series will highlight the latest Wisconsin research on cover crops and soil health. The series will be 6 weeks long, every Wednesday from 12pm-1pm (except for the week of February 7 – that webinar will be 12pm-1:30pm). Connection information for the webinar will be provided upon registration available here

Week 1 – January 17:
Reducing Erosion and Improving Water Infiltration with Cover Crops and No-till
Laura Ward Good, UW-Madison Soil Science
Francisco Arriaga, UW-Madison Soil Science

Week 2 – January 24: Cover Crops after Corn Silage
Heidi Johnson, Dane County UWEX
Kevin Shelley, UW- Nutrient and Pest Management Program

Week 3 – January 31: Cover Crops after Wheat
Jim Stute, Michael Fields Agricultural Institute
Mike Ballweg, Sheboygan County UWEX

Week 4 – February 7: Grazing Cover Crops and Using Cover Crops as a harvested Forage
(please note longer webinar 12pm- 1:30pm)
Gene Schreifer, Iowa County UWEX
Jason Cavidini, Marshfield Agricultural Research Station
Wayne Coblentz, USDA Dairy Forage Research

Week 5 – February 14: Interseeding and Overseeding Cover Crops
into Standing Crops and Spring Seeding of Cover Crops
Dan Smith, UW- Nutrient and Pest Management Program
Brian Briski, Natural Resource Conservation Service
Heidi Johnson, Dane County UWEX

Week 6 – February 21: Soil Health
Jamie Patton – UW-Nutrient and Pest Management Program
Matt Ruark – UW Madison Soil Science

MORE INFO HERE

REGISTER NOW

This FREE webinar series will highlight the latest Wisconsin research on cover crops and soil health. The series will be 6 weeks long, every Wednesday from 12pm-1pm (except for the week of February 7 – that webinar will be 12pm-1:30pm). Connection information for the webinar will be provided upon registration available here

Week 1 – January 17:
Reducing Erosion and Improving Water Infiltration with Cover Crops and No-till
Laura Ward Good, UW-Madison Soil Science
Francisco Arriaga, UW-Madison Soil Science

Week 2 – January 24: Cover Crops after Corn Silage
Heidi Johnson, Dane County UWEX
Kevin Shelley, UW- Nutrient and Pest Management Program

Week 3 – January 31: Cover Crops after Wheat
Jim Stute, Michael Fields Agricultural Institute
Mike Ballweg, Sheboygan County UWEX

Week 4 – February 7: Grazing Cover Crops and Using Cover Crops as a harvested Forage
(please note longer webinar 12pm- 1:30pm)
Gene Schreifer, Iowa County UWEX
Jason Cavidini, Marshfield Agricultural Research Station
Wayne Coblentz, USDA Dairy Forage Research

Week 5 – February 14: Interseeding and Overseeding Cover Crops
into Standing Crops and Spring Seeding of Cover Crops
Dan Smith, UW- Nutrient and Pest Management Program
Brian Briski, Natural Resource Conservation Service
Heidi Johnson, Dane County UWEX

Week 6 – February 21: Soil Health
Jamie Patton – UW-Nutrient and Pest Management Program
Matt Ruark – UW Madison Soil Science

MORE INFO HERE

REGISTER NOW