Grazing & Managed Pastures
- September 14th (Wednesday) – Organic Dairy Pasture Walk
Hoover Organc Dairy Farm, N13382 County Road E, Colby, WI
Beginning Farmer Class
Whether you’ve been farming for decades and are interested in other types of farming, or you’re just starting your own farm operation and want to learn how to be successful at your business and livelihood, the Beginning Farmer Class – part of the University of Wisconsin’s Farm and Industry Short Course – is for you.
The Polk County Extension office and the Spooner Area Extension office are teaming up again to co-facilitate the class this year in order to bring this valuable opportunity back into the area.
What is it? The Beginning Farmer Course is a part of the Farm and Industry Short Course Program at UWMadison. Unlike traditional college classes, the Short Course and Beginning Farmer Course offer practical, realworld training with lots of hands-own experience and information that you can apply in your own operations. It combines both traditional classroom activities with practical exercises all geared towards helping you to be successful in farming. You will hear from specialist and experts in the industry, Extension, and academia, and probably most importantly, past Beginning Farmer graduates who are successfully managing their farm operations. Focus is on pasture-based dairy and livestock farming.
While the course itself is based out of Madison, you will be taking the class via the distance education option which allows students the opportunity to participate in the classroom sessions through live interactive video webcast and audio feed.
Where will it be held? Frederic Village Town Hall
When is it? Every Thursday from Nov 10-Dec 15 and Jan 26-Mar 22 (except for Tuesday, Nov 22nd) at 11:15am-12:45pm
What does it cost me? $240 for all 15 classes (full-time) or $18 per class, includes all materials. We will try to provide as much assistance as we can.
*There may be scholarship money available to full-time students (those who register for all 14 classes).*
Questions? Contact Jennifer Blazek at the Polk County Extension office, (715) 485-8600 or firstname.lastname@example.org