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Below is information on upcoming UW-Extension events in Marinette County.
| University of Wisconsin – Extension of Marinette and Oconto Counties are providing owners of farmland an opportunity to find out about land rent realities and options. The workshop will be held twice to provide increased access to this information.The first session will be held on Tuesday, December 10, starting at 6:30 p.m., at the Oconto Falls Community Library, located at 251 N. Main St. (Hwy. 22). The second session will be on Friday, December 13, starting at 9:30 a.m., at the Pound Town Hall, located on the east edge of Coleman on Marinette Cty. Hwy. B.
UW-Extension Crops/Soils Agent Scott Reuss will lead a discussion of the details that you should consider when negotiating a farm rental contract. Such details certainly include price, but other factors such as length of lease, any limitations you may place on the property, and many other aspects can all be negotiated into the contract. There are also many different leasing options available and Reuss will detail some of the advantages and disadvantages of different types of annual or multi-year leasing contracts.
Contract templates of multiple types will be available as handouts, ranging from extremely simple to more complex arrangements. The discussion will focus on basic cropland rental situations, but can expand to building leases, grazing land, and other situations which attendees are interested in discussing.
There is no fee for attending this program, nor is pre-registration required. If you have questions about these topics, contact Scott Reuss in the Marinette County office at 715-732-7510 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Sarah Mills-Lloyd in the Oconto office at 920-834-6845. If you cannot attend the program, another good source of farmland leasing information is found at http://www.aglease101.org/
|2014MARCH||22||19th Annual Spring Garden Conference 8:00 a.m. — 3:00 p.m.
This day-long event inspires everyone to think spring and learn new tips and tricks for the coming gardening season. Hosted by Northern Lights Master Gardener Volunteers, this program of educational horticulture classes is for the general public. Check back here in the New Year for details of the conference. Location will be the UW campus in Marinette.
|MAY||3||Potato Planting & Early Season Management* 10 — 11:30 a.m.
Proper planting of potatoes and sweet potatoes will be demonstrated, and discussion will center on planting, cultivar selection, nutrient management, and early season pest management.
Scott Reuss, Agriculture and Horticulture Agent
* Harmony Arboretum is located 7 miles west of Marinette on State Hwy 64, then 1/2 mile south on County Hwy E
Requests for reasonable accommodations for disabilities or limitations should be made prior to the date of the program or activity for which it is needed. Please do so as early as possible prior to the program or activity so that proper arrangements can be made. Requests are kept confidential.
Contact us at: phone 715-732-7510, toll free 877-884-4408, email email@example.com.