Wisconsin Potato and Vegetable Growers Association

Ag Day at the Capitol is March 11

Ag Day at the Capitol will be held March 11 at the Monona Terrace in Madison. Ag Day at the Capitol is the largest gathering of farmers from across the state representing a variety of farm groups to learn more about state issues and meet with their state legislators.

Hot topics on discussion will be high capacity well legislation, manure application options, animal welfare, ag-related components of the two-year state budget, and updates to Wisconsin’s implements of husbandry law, according to the Wisconsin Farm Bureau.

“The difference this day makes for agriculture is tremendous,” said Jim Holte, Wisconsin Farm Bureau President. “By having farmers from across the state taking part, our legislative leaders will have no doubt about the needs and opportunities for a growing agricultural economy in Wisconsin.”

Registration will begin at 11 a.m. with the program starting at 11:30 a.m.  A lunch will be served at 11:45 a.m. At 12:45 an issue briefing will take place. At 2:30 p.m. attendees will then walk up the street to the State Capitol to meet with their legislators in the Wisconsin Assembly and Senate.

It is important that attendees call the offices of their legislators in advance to schedule an appointment between 3 and 5 p.m. for March 11.

Register for Ag Day by calling the Wisconsin Farm Bureau at 1.800.261.3276. The cost is $25 per person before March 5. Late registrations and at-the-door attendees will cost $30. A copy of the registration form is available at www.wfbf.com/programsevents/ag-day-at-the-capitol.

The Rural Mutual Insurance Company and GROWMARK Inc. are major sponsors of the event. Co-sponsors of the event with the Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation include the Dairy Business Association, Professional Dairy Producers of Wisconsin, Wisconsin Cattlemen’s Association, Wisconsin Corn Growers Association, Wisconsin Horse Council, Wisconsin Pork Association, Wisconsin Potato & Vegetable Growers Association, Wisconsin Soybean Association and the Wisconsin State Cranberry Growers Association.

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