THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Crop Budgeting Workshop at Lena
Issue Date: January 9, 2019
UW-Extension of Marinette and Oconto Counties will sponsor a workshop to help producers analyze crop budgets as they make crop rotation, crop insurance coverage, land rent, and management practice decisions.
The event is at the Lena Town Hall, intersection of Goatsville and Jagiello Roads, northwest of the Village of Lena, on Friday, Jan. 11, starting at 9:45 a.m. The two-part program will start out by focusing on costs of production and likely revenue, developing 2019 crop budgets for the area's primary crops. The budgeting spreadsheet will be available to all producers to then make individual farm or field changes to the generalized numbers, allowing fine-tuning of their own decision making.
After lunch, the group will utilize the developed budgets and use them to analyze how changes in production practices may affect overall per acre profitability. The effects on both costs and revenue for various management practices will be open for discussion and analysis. This will include standard practices such as weed control, fertilization, hybrid/cultivar selection, or seeding rates, as well as including practices such as cover crops, fungicide use, soil/seed treatments, and others. The analysis process will be facilitated by Scott Reuss, UW-Extension Crops/Soils Agent, but will be driven by the producers and agronomists in attendance.
This program is open for all producers and consultants to attend. There is a $5 lunch fee that will be collected on-site. Pre-registration is appreciated, but not required. To register, or if questions contact Reuss at 715-732-7510. Attendees are welcome to bring laptops so they can receive and work on the spreadsheets that will be used.
If unable to attend the event, but want to discuss cropping issues on a farm, contact Reuss to set up an appointment.