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February 2018


AgrAbility of Wisconsin staff attended the 40th annual Midwest Farm Show held in La Crosse, Wisconsin. The event brings in around 7,000 farmers from across Wisconsin and Minnesota. The staff talked with a number of consumers about the AgrAbility of Wisconsin program, succession planning, and the upcoming AgrAbility of Wisconsin Annual Summit.

AgrAbility of Wisconsin and Organic Valley are pleased to announce the 2018 AgrAbility of Wisconsin Summit, set for March 13, at Organic Valley's new Cashton location.

The free annual event is set to include a farmer panel, succession planning information, a tour of Organic Valley's new facility, networking, and more. Registration will begin at 9:00 a.m. with the first session kicking off at 9:30. Lunch will be provided at no cost to attendees.

"I can speak for our whole team when I say I'm excited about this year's summit," said Abigail Jensen, AgrAbility outreach specialist. "This continued partnership with Organic Valley has allowed us to provide an additional platform for learning, networking, and planning for the future."

Organic Valley is a farmer-owned cooperative representing more than 1,800 organic farmers in 35 U.S. states, Canada, and Australia; it is America's largest cooperative of organic farmers and a leading organic brand. Focused on its founding mission of saving family farm culture through organic farming, the co-op produces over 200 organic dairy, egg, soy, and produce products that are sold nationwide. Organic Valley is an organic pioneer committed to helping grow and strengthen the organic industry.

Submitted by Emily Matzke