Rural Landowner Conference is Nov. 2 in Bristol


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The 7th Annual Southeast Wisconsin Rural Landowner Conference scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 2. will offer opportunities for rural landowners and small farmers as well as individuals who are considering a farm enterprise.

Participants will be able to choose from a variety of educational topics from three tracts: small farm, conservation and entrepreneurship.

The small farm tract will focus primarily on raising animals. Sessions will include Raising Chickens: The Basics, Raising Turkeys: the Basics, Raising Sheep and Goats and a Session on Fish Farming.

The conservation tract will include sessions on Rain Barrels and Rain Gardens, Managing Nuisance Animals, Soil Conservation and Silva culture (trees as an alternative crop).

The entrepreneurship tract will include Liability Issues, Hoop Houses 101, Organic Certification and a panel on loans and cost-share programs.

In addition to the educational sessions, an electronic waste collection will be held in conjunction with the conference from 8 a.m. to noon. Electronic waste includes computers, cell phones, TVs, electronic toys, and anything with a cord. This year, refrigerators, freezers and dehumidifiers can also be collected. All electronics except TVs will be accepted at no charge. There is a $10 fee for each TV collected. Electronic waste will be collected in the parking lot.

The program will be held at the Kenosha County Center, Highways 50 and 45  in Bristol and will run from 8a.m. to 3 p.m. Costs for the program are $25/person and $15 for youth between the ages of 14 and 18. Costs increase by $5 after the Oct. 25 early bird deadline. Lunch is included with the registration fee. Registration information as well as a brochure is available here. Credit card payments will be accepted this year through online registration by going to the website listed. For questions, please contact Rose Skora at 262-857-1945 or

UW-Cooperative Extension provides equal opportunities in employment and programming including Title IX and ADA. To ensure equal access, please make requests for reasonable accommodations to any of the above mentioned persons.


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