Connect with DATCP at this year's Farm Tech Days
July 24, 2014
Connect with DATCP at this year’s Farm Tech Days (PDF)
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MADISON – As you visit Portage County Farm Technology Days
August 12 – 14, connect with the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer
Protection (DATCP). Staff will be located at four areas across the grounds to
answer questions and provide information.
“Farm Technology Days allows farmers and consumers to talk
one-on-one with us about current issues and concerns,” said DATCP Secretary Ben
Brancel. “We look forward to meeting with visitors to discuss topics from
nutrient management to consumer protection and provide information about
available services for farms and businesses.”
Stop by the Progress Pavilion to learn about the results of the
2012 Census of Agriculture, just released earlier this year. Discover more about
our agricultural exports’ destinations by meeting staff of the Wisconsin
International Trade Team.
Also in the Progress Pavilion, the agency’s animal health
veterinarians will be on hand to answer questions. Sign up for DriftWatch™ to protect our state’s
specialty crops and apiaries. Learn more about what Wisconsin is doing to
survey pests that can damage our crops, plants and trees.
A visit to the Applied Technology Center will allow you to meet
with members of DATCP’s Division of Agricultural Development. Learn about
available business services including one-on-one assistance and educational
seminars for farmers, agribusinesses and organizations. Ask questions about the
Grow Wisconsin Dairy 30x20 Initiative.
“I encourage attendees to learn more about the technical
support available from DATCP throughout the year for farmers to access
resources and improve profitability,” added Brancel. “Our staff can help make
business plans, assist with transitions and identify marketing opportunities.”
Family Living Tent
The Division of Trade and Consumer Protection will again have a
booth in the Family Living Tent. Learn how to avoid the latest scams and
protect your identity. Pick up consumer tips to share with your friends and
DATCP will host a new activity in the Conservation Tent at this
year’s Farm Technology Days. Nutrient management staff will challenge attendees
to a game of manure toss to learn more about pesticide and fertilizer
application. Learn more about the Manure Management Advisory system, an online
tool to help identify high risk fields and provide forecasts for high-runoff
Visit DATCP’s website any time at datcp.wisconsin.gov.
Learn more about Wisconsin Farm Technology Days at portagecountyfarmtech.com.