Heart of the Farm – Woman in Agriculture Conference

Topics and Presenters:

Icebreaker—Making Connections
Nancy Vance, Extension Human Development/Family Relationships Educator—Clark County
Take a load off of your feet—imagine you are as free as a child in a ball pit!

Farm Stress: Breaking the Cycle
Jackie Carattini, Extension Human Development and Family Relationships Educator—Wood County
Stress is a double-edged sword.  A little stress can serve as a constructive motivator, calling us to action.  Too much chronic stress can damage our health, compromise safety and sabotage personal relationships.  We will cover ways to break the cycle—helping you minimize stress levels and its impact on your health, overall well-being and family relationships.

Dairy Industry Trends and Milk Prices
Mark Stephenson, Director of Dairy Policy Analysis—UW-Madison, Center for Dairy Profitability.
Last year Wisconsin lost 10% of its dairy farms.  Consolidation is a trend that is over 50 years old.  Mark Stephenson discusses the impacts of this
consolidation and how dairy policy has been used to preserve farms.

Floating Farms:  European Innovation in Agriculture
Matt Lippert, Extension Agriculture Agent—Clark & Wood Counties
Learning from observing others can be very beneficial.  Matt will share things he found fascinating from a recent tour of European dairy farms.

Diversity has Helped Sustain our Family Farm
Darci Daniels, Dairy Farmer—Garden Valley Farmstead
She will share how direct marketing has changed.

Heart of the Farm Conference Brochure and Registration Form