The Dane County University of Wisconsin-Extension will offer an overview of what the Affordable Care Act (ACA) means for farms, both as small employers and the self-employed on Nov. 4, from 6-8 pm, at the Dane County UW-Extension office in Madison, Wis.

The workshop will provide highlights of what ACA requirements are already in place and the changes beginning in 2014 and 2015. The workshop will also cover how to access the marketplace online to shop for health insurance for individuals, families and for employers considering offering insurance to their employees.

Heidi Johnson, the Dane County UW-Extension Crops and Soils Educator, will talk about what the law will mean for both farm families purchasing their own health insurance and farms, as small businesses, exploring the option of providing health insurance for their employees.

Phil Harris, the UW-Extension Farm Tax Law specialist will talk about the tax implications of the health care law.

For more information or to register, go to and go to the post on Farm Families and the Affordable Care Act program. Registration information is provided. For non-web users, please call Heidi Johnson at 608-224-3716.