Upcoming Educational Programs

2024 Badger Sheep Short Course

April 4th & 5th, 2024
Enjoy learning from UW-Madison Sheep Research Station, Division of Extension, and guest speakers through discussions, demonstrations, and hands-on experiences. We will conclude the Badger Sheep Short Course with a lamb cookout on Friday evening!
Registration includes meals and materials.
Registration is due by March 24, 2024


Manure Applicator 101 Training

Join this 3-hour session is designed for for-hire manure applicators and farmers who apply their own manure, providing updated information on manure gas safety, pressure safety,
regulations, setbacks, spill prevention/response and nutrient management implementation.
Join the nearest Lafayette County Location at Dodgeville, Iowa County Extension Office February 26, 2024 starting at 8:00am.

USDA Cattle Risk Management Insurance Programs Overview & Update

Tuesday, March 5, 2024
7:00pm – 8:00pm , Via ZOOM
Registration is due by March 5, 2024 @ NOON


Small Ruminant Webinars 

January 24, 2024, Abortion and Respiratory Disease in Sheep and Goats
Speaker: Maggie Highland, DVM, PhD, DACVP

February 21, 2024, Lamb and Kid Care – the first 72 hours
Speaker:  Roselle Busch, DVM

March 27, 2024, National Sheep Improvement Plan
Speaker: Rusty Burgett – NSIP

April 24, 2024, Feeding your flock’s genetic potential with proper nutritional management
Speaker:  Dr. Andrew Weaver


2024 CAFO Annual Update

Tuesday, February 13, 2024
10:00am – 3:30pm
Lafayette County Multipurpose Building
(11974 Ames Rd., Darlington, WI 53530)
Registration Link: https://go.wisc.edu/CAFO2024

Cultivating your Farm’s Future

Cultivating your Farm’s Future will provide tools and resources for producers who want to begin succession planning process. This program will explore the three step process of planning your business succession: Where are you now, Where do you want to be, and How do you get there.
These work shops are virtual to fit your schedule:
Option 1:
Wednesdays, January 31, February 7, 14, and 21, 2024
Noon -1:30pm
Option 2:
Thursdays, February 1, 8, 15, and 22, 2024
6:00 – 7:30pm
Registration deadline for either option is January 19, 2024! Registration Link
Cost: $100 per farm. Multiple farm/family members are encouraged to attend!