Interested in learning and practicing skills to join the next generation of communicators for Wisconsin’s livestock and dairy industry? Mark your calendar for the Ag Truths, Not Tails conference, presented by the University of Wisconsin-Extension. Enrollment is open to youth ages 13 to one year past high school in dairy, beef, sheep, swine and goat project areas. The conference will be held January 28-29, 2011 at the Upham Woods 4-H Environmental Education Center in Wisconsin Dells.

Bring a team of youth and adults to these interactive networking sessions focused on animal welfare, led by leaders in the livestock and dairy industry. Pam Jahnke, Farm Director, Wisconsin Farm Report Radio will keynote the event.  Speakers from UW-Extension, Validus, World Dairy Expo, National Pork Board and others will lead your experience.

Enrollment closes December 15, 2010. 

For more information, visit the conference website at Contact Bernie O’Rourke, Extension Youth Livestock Specialist, with questions at (608) 263-4304 or

Source: University of Wisconsin Cooperative Extension