Central Wisconsin Farm Profitability Expo

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Event Date
Wisconsin Rapids Campus - L118

The Central Wisconsin Farm Profitability Expo is working to encourage profitable farming by building resiliency, diversifying farming operations, reducing inputs, and increasing farmer return on investment.

Attendees at the expo will learn about conservation practices farmers can use to increase profitability and self-sufficiency while being stewards of the land, such as regenerative management, cover and companion crops, and no-till farming. Central Wisconsin farmers will discuss the specific barriers they are experiencing when adopting best management practices through panel discussion with fellow farmers who have implemented these practices. Attendees will also explore the unique partnerships that can be created when merging agriculture and conservation.

This event is free to participants due to funding provided by Wood County Land and Water Conservation. Registration is required.

When & Where

Wednesday, April 24
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Wisconsin Rapids Campus
Auditorium (L118)

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Registration is required by Thursday, April 18.



9:00 a.m. Registration & Networking
10:00 a.m. Welcome Address
10:10 a.m. Farmer Discussion Panel
Ken Schroeder – UW Extension
11:00 a.m. Analyzing Nitrogen Efficiency Strategies for Increased Profit
Guolong Liang, Natasha Elizabeth Rayne, Jeffery Hadachek
UW Madison Extension
Noon Lunch
1:00 p.m. Producer Led Watershed Panel
Scott Bordeau – PACRS President
1:45 p.m. Break
2:00 p.m. Using Precision Agriculture to Improve Return on Investment
Scott Stipetich – Wisconsin Precision Ag & Conservation Specialist
Pheasants Forever
3:00 p.m. Adjourn

Building: Partnerships and collaboration, trust, friendships, common goals, solutions not problems, a sense of accomplishment, compromise and resolution. Our mission: Protect, improve, and manage land and water resources in Wood County through technical and financial assistance, educational opportunities, enforcement of County Ordinances, and administration of State programs to permanently benefit land and water resources for it's citizens.

2024 Producer-Led Watershed Protection Groups


Please contact Shane (Wood County Land & Water Conservation) at shane.wucherpfennig@woodcountywi.gov for event details


Ashley Borchardt (Mid-State Technical College) or call 715.422.5347 for assistance with registration.

If you have a disability and need accommodations to take part in this activity, please let us know. Contact the event coordinator as soon as possible, ideally 14 days in advance.

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