Farm women from Sauk County, Wisconsin and the surrounding area are invited to participate in the Heart of the Farm – Women in Agriculture conference to be held on Friday, Feb. 5, 2010 in Baraboo, Wis.

This program provides the opportunity to network with other farm women and get answers about calculating cost of production, organizing for tax time, labor law and employee management and farm succession planning.

Topics and presenters include:

  • Calculating Your Cost of Production. Doug Marshall, Farm Management Instructor, MATC-Reedsburg, Wis.
  • Organizing for Tax Time. Kari Apel, CPA, Apel Associates.
  • Labor Laws and Employee Management. Todd Pfeil, Attorney, Pfeil, Millonzi & Curran, LLC
  • The Nuts & Bolts of Farm Transfer. Denise Brusveen, University of Wisconsin-Extension-Sauk County agriculture agent.

Heart of the Farm-Women in Agriculture conference series is a University of Wisconsin-Extension program that is committed to addressing the needs of farm women by providing education on farm business topics, connecting them with agricultural resources and creating support networks.

The conference begins at 9:30 a.m. and ends at 3:15 p.m. The location of the conference is Room B-30, in the West Square Administration Building, 505 Broadway, Baraboo, Wis.

Pre-registration is $15 per person. Registrations are due by Jan. 29, 2010. To register, send payment to: Denise Brusveen, Sauk County UW-Extension, West Square Administration Building, 505 Broadway, Baraboo, WI  53913. Make checks payable to Sauk County UW-Extension. Visit the Heart of the Farm website to download a brochure.

Heart of the Farm – Women in Agriculture is sponsored by the University of Wisconsin Center for Dairy Profitability and partial funding for the program is provided by USDA Risk Management Agency and the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board. Local sponsors for the Baraboo, Wis. conference are Accelerated Genetics, Sauk County UW-Extension, and Sauk County HCE.

Source: University of Wisconsin Cooperative Extension