A Workshop to Protect Working Lands will be held Feb. 4 in Janesville at the Pontiac Convention Center, 2809 Pontiac Dr. Registration begins at 9 a.m. The program runs from 9:30 a.m.–3 p.m. Deadline for advance registration is Jan. 26. Download a flyer and agenda for the workshop.
Topics will include:
- Economic Importance of Rock County Agriculture
- Current Rock County Land Preservation Tools
- Agricultural Conservation Easements
- Wisconsin Working Lands Initiative
Guest speaker for the event will be Bob Wagner, Senior Director for The American Farmland Trust. The event will include open forum discussions on land protection programs and the benefits they provide landowners.
A $10.00 registration fee (includes lunch) is due by January 26th. Return your name, address and phone number with your check for $10.00 per person to:
- Rock County UW Extension
Rock County Courthouse
Attention: Randy Thompson
51 South Main Street
Janesville, WI 53545
For more information, contact Randy at 757-5696 or Alan Sweeney at 884-4026
Space permitting, register at the door for $20.
Sponsored in part by: The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade & Consumer Protection (DATCP), Ag Business Council of Rock County, Rock County UW Extension, Rock County Planning & Economic Development, Rock County Land Conservation Department, Seneca Foods Corp, Best Events Catering, Pontiac Convention Center, The Scharine Group, Inc., Dean Foods, Rock Environmental Network, Inc.