Rural landowners conference to be held in Bristol

The Second Annual Southeast Wisconsin Rural Landowner Conference, scheduled for Saturday Nov. 7, will offer opportunities for rural landowners and small farmers as well as individuals who are considering a farm enterprise.

The program will include Vicki Elkin of Gathering Waters Conservancy, with an overview on farmland preservation. After the keynote speaker, participants will be able to choose from a variety of educational topics including:

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  • Selling at a farmers’ market.
  • Backyard composting.
  • Raising poultry.
  • Food preservation techniques.
  • Raising sheep.
  • Legal aspects to small scale farming.
  • Management options for conservation covers.
  • Vaccinations and wormers for horses.

The day will end with information about Energy Conversation and Alternative Energy Options for Households and Farms.

In addition to the educational sessions, a trade show will be available and new this year will be a farmers’ market held in conjunction with the conference.

The program will be held at the Kenosha County Center, Highways 50 and 45, Bristol and will run from 8:15 am  to 3:15 pm. Costs for the program are $20 per person or $35 per two people and $10 for youth between 14 and 18. The costs are higher if participants choose to pay at the door. Lunch is included with the registration fee.

More information is available here, along with how to register.


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