WISCONSIN FARMERS UNION

2015 GrassWorks Annual Grazing Conference

January 15-17, 2015
Chula Vista Resort ~ WI Dells, WI

Whether you're new to the concept of grazing or are one of WI's pioneers, there is something for everyone at the 2015 GrassWorks conference. Take a moment to glance through the agenda and get your spot reserved soon.

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2015 Ag Outlook Forum

January 21, 2015
UW-Madison Campus

Get the Executive Summary and outlook for 2015 Status of Wisconsin Agriculture and the emerging issues and opportunities in Wisconsin agriculture.

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2015 Wisconsin Local Food Network Summit

January 30-31, 2015
Hotel Mead ~ Wisconsin Rapids, WI

The 9th Annual Wisconsin Local Food Summit, Seeds for Change: Learning from the past to grow food for tomorrow will be January 30th and 31st at Hotel Mead in Wisconsin Rapids, WI in conjunction with the Wisconsin Farm to School Summit, which will precede their event on Thursday, January 29th also at Hotel Mead.

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2015 MOSES Organic Farming Conference

February 26-28, 2015
La Crosse, WI

The MOSES Conference is the largest event in the U.S. about organic and sustainable farming. It's the one event of the season where you can expand your farming knowledge, discover new resources and tools, make connections and find support, and look cool wearing plaid!


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Featured Event

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2015 WFU State Convention

January 23-25, 2015
The Plaza ~ Eau Claire, WI

 

MARK YOUR CALENDAR!!

Early Bird Registration Ends Jan. 9th!

2015 Tentative Agenda

Printable Registration Packet

Register Online for Solar Workshop and Convention

Register for the Foundation Tailgate Fundraiser

Pre-Convention Conference - FRIDAY- January 23
"Moving Solar Energy Forward"
Join us for an update on the state of solar energy in Wisconsin. Track 1 will cover the details of on-farm and household solar installations and what you need to do to take action on your own plans. Track 2 will feature a round-table discussion of opportunities and obstacles to financing and implementing community and group solar projects in the state. The two Tracks will start and wrap-up the day together as we envision a solar Wisconsin together. The cost will be $30/nonmembers and $15/members.

Friday Night WFU Foundation Fundraiser
A fun and informal way to raise money to support WFU Kamp Kenwood.

SATURDAY & SUNDAY -January 24 & 25
Sessions throughout our 84th annual Wisconsin Farmers Union State Convention will build upon our motto of being "United to Grow Family Agriculture," with morning topics touching on rural schools, broadband access and high-capacity wells.

Our keynote speakers this year will be National Farmers Union President Roger Johnson and Frances Thicke, well-known 'agtivist,' author and Iowa dairy farmer.

A Saturday afternoon panel, including stakeholders from both sides of the issue, will address GMO labeling and other emerging ag technologies.

 

For Sponsors/Exhibitors:

Online Registration

Printable Registration Packet

FEB

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Emerging Leader Retreat

February 13-15, 2015
Eau Claire, WI

MAR

14

National Farmers Union Convention

March 14-17, 2015
Wichita, KS

113th Anniversary Convention...

Driving the Future of Agriculture

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DEC

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2015 Midwest CSA Conference

December 3-4, 2015
Location TBA

The Midwest CSA community is invited to come together to network and learn from each other to strengthen CSA farms and the local food system.  The Wisconsin Farmers Union will again convene this gathering, featuring practical presentations for the CSA movement regarding production, packaging and logistics, business management, community building, and more.  

To see materials from our 2013 meeting click here and scroll down a little under the Initiatives heading.

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