FISC reunion set for Saturday, Jan. 26

Alumni and friends of the UW–Madison Farm and Industry Short Course (FISC) program are invited to register for the annual reunion event. Compeer Financial will be the lead sponsor for the event. This year’s guest speaker will be from Yahara Pride Farms. Alice in Dairyland will also be in attendance. The program will be Saturday, Jan. 26 at The Coliseum Bar & Banquet, Upstairs Event Room, 232 East Olin Avenue, Madison. Schedule highlights include:

11:30 a.m.     Registration Opens
12:00 p.m.     Lunch
1:00 p.m.       Awards Program
2:00 p.m.       Guest Speaker – Yahara Pride Farms

The reunion is coordinated by a committee of volunteers from the Wisconsin Agricultural and Life Sciences Alumni Association (WALSAA). 2019 marks the 135th year of the FISC program and the 46th year of WALSAA. Awards will be presented for the Friend of Short Course, Service to Agriculture and Excellence in Teaching. There will be a silent auction to help raise scholarship funds for deserving FISC students.

Registration cost is $25 if received by January 15 and $35 thereafter. Register and pay at Registrations are also accepted at the door, but advance registration is appreciated.

Farm and Industry Short Course (FISC) is a one or two year production agriculture program taught during winter months when it is more convenient to leave a production agriculture operation. UW–Madison’s premier agriculture and life science researchers and instructors teach the courses. There are more than 6,000 program alumni to date.

WALSAA (Wisconsin Agricultural and Life Sciences Alumni Association) is a 501(c)(3)charitable organization that supports the connection of students, faculty and alumni to the University of Wisconsin’s College of Agricultural and LifeSciences, known as CALS. Established in 1972, WALSAA has embarked on a remarkable journey of service and fellowship with alumni and friends of CALS.  For more information on WALSAA visit