Release Date: Oct. 12, 2016
Media Contacts: Rick Hummell, 608-224-5041, Richard.Hummell@wi.gov
or Bill Cosh, Communications Director, 608-224-5020, William2.Cosh@wi.gov
The tight financial margins that many farmers currently face can lead to
stress which can have a negative impact on a farmer’s personal, family and work
To help agricultural professionals who work with farmers dealing
with tight margins and the subsequent stress it may cause, the Wisconsin
Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection is co-sponsoring a
series of workshops called “Coaching Your Clients Through This Rough Patch.”
Designed to provide strategies for working with stressed producers, and to
share resources available to farm families, the workshops will be offered in
five locations in late October.
The workshops will be offered on the following dates and
Monday, October 24, 2016, 12:30 - 4:30 pm at Stoney
Creek Hotel & Conference Center, La Crosse/Onalaska, 3060 S
Kinney Coulee Rd, Onalaska, Wis.
Tuesday, October 25, 2016, 12:30 - 4:30 pm at the
Chippewa County Courthouse, 711 North Bridge Street, Chippewa Falls, Wis.
Wednesday, October 26, 2016, 12:30 - 4:30 pm, Liberty
Hall Banquet and Conference Center, 800 Eisenhower Dr., Kimberly, Wis.
Thursday, October 27, 2016, 12:30 - 4:30 pm, Olympia
Resort Conference Center, 1350 Royale Mile Rd, Oconomowoc, Wis.
Friday, October 28, 2016, 12:30 - 4:30 pm, Iowa
County UW-Extension Office, 303 W Chapel Street, Dodgeville, Wis.
This series of workshops is co-sponsored by the University
of Wisconsin’s Center for Dairy Profitability, UW-Extension's FARM Team, and
DATCP’s Farm Center.
The Farm Center, part of DATCP’s Division of Agricultural
Development, is dedicated to growing Wisconsin agriculture. Its mission, simply
stated, is to help farmers.
Farm Center’s team of agricultural economic development consultants help all
types of Wisconsin farmers deal with the critical economic, business and social
needs of farm families,” said Kathy Schmitt, Farm Center director. “Services
provided include financial and business consultation, farm succession planning,
conflict mediation, production challenges and other assistance. This workshop
series – ‘Coaching your Clients Through This Rough Patch – falls directly
within the scope of our services and we are pleased to be able to assist in
offering strategies for working with financially strained producers.”
information, including registration information for agriculture professionals,
is available here.