Central Wisconsin Farm Profitability Expo

Man standing in a field with a herd of cows around him
Event Date
Wisconsin Rapids Campus

This in-person expo is designed to encourage profitable farming by building resiliency, diversifying farming operations, reducing inputs, and increasing farmer’s return on investment.

Event Highlights

You will learn about best-management practices like integrated pest management, managed grazing, cover crops, and no-till farming—all tools farmers can use to take advantage of what nature has to offer and increase self-sufficiency on the farm. You’ll also explore the specific barriers Central Wisconsin farmers are experiencing when adopting best management practices through discussion with fellow farmers who have implemented these practices.

Registration Fee: $18 (includes lunch)


Schedule of Events

9-9:30am Check-In
9:30am-9:45am Welcome 
9:45am-11:00am Mid-State Farmer-Focused Programs & Next Generation of Farmers - Student Presentations
11:00am-11:20am Break
11:20am-12:20pm Breakout session 1
  • Session A – Calving Simulator, Presented by Mid-State
  • Session B – Breaking the Cycle: Transitioning from Conventional to Regenerative Agriculture, Presented by Jason Cavadini, Marshfield Agricultural Research Station
  • Session C – Farmer Panel Discussion: Diverse Managed Grazing Operations
12:20pm-1:20pm Lunch & Optional Roundtable Discussions
1:20pm-1:30pm Break
1:30pm-2:30pm Breakout session 2
  • Session A – Making Covers & No-Till Work Long-term, Presented by Andy Bensend, Central Wisconsin Farmer
  • Session B – Interseeding Companion Crops, Presented by Matt & Craig Oehmichan, Shortlane Ag Supply
  • Session C – Panel Discussion: Debunking the Myths of Cost-share Programs 
2:30pm-3:30pm Social Hour 
  Including: Booths of Regional Farmer-led Groups, Showcase of Wood County No-till Drill and Roller Crimper
3:30pm Depart


Tuesday, February 15, 2022
9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.


Wisconsin Rapids Campus
Auditorium (L118)


If you have questions about this event, please contact:

Ashley Borchardt, Workforce & Professional Development Coordinator
continuinged@mstc.edu • 715.422.5347


Rachael Whitehair, Natural Resource Educator
rachael.whitehair@wisc.edu • 715.421.8444

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