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December 2020

WPA Youth Scholarship Deadline

December 1, 2020

Here at Wisconsin Pork, we understand today’s youth are tomorrow’s leaders of the industry.  We also understand the importance of having well educated individuals as leaders to help ensure continued growth and success for the state’s pork industry. That’s why we offer several scholarships to help those with a sincere interest in the industry and the future of Wisconsin agriculture. For more information, please view WPA Scholarships.

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Swine Testing Rebate Applications Deadline

December 1, 2020

The Wisconsin Pork Association offers $25 rebates to pork producers to help offset costs of testing for Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS) and Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDv). The following requirements and stipulations apply: Producer must complete and mail reimbursement form by December 1, 2020. Reimbursement form must include documentation showing proof of test completion Proof of test can include a dated copy of a veterinary clinic bill that shows a line item for PRRS/SECD testing or a dated…

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Youth Pig Project Sponsorship Early Deadline

December 1, 2020

Become a Youth Pig Project Sponsor ! Each year Wisconsin Pork Association seeks producers and businesses to help sponsor the Youth Pig Project Scholarships. Simply contribute $100, $75, or $50 to become a blue, white or red ribbon sponsor. Your contribution will help more deserving youth receive scholarships. For more information, please visit Youth Pig Project.

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LIVE Virtual Zoom Tour of Meat Science & Animal Biologics Discovery Building

December 3, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Wisconsin Youth Livestock Program, in connection with the University of Wisconsin Madison Animal & Dairy Sciences Department, College of Agricultural and Life Sciences and Division of Extension, will host a LIVE Virtual Zoom Tour of the brand-new Meat Science & Animal Biologics Discovery Building. The tour begins at 7 p.m. on Thursday, December 3rd, via the Zoom platform. Please register by going to https://go.wisc.edu/6z663y to sign up for this event. The connection information will follow through email after you…

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CFAP 2 Signup Deadline

December 11, 2020

The USDA announced up to an additional $14 billion for agricultural producers who continue to face market disruptions and associated costs because of COVID-19. Your local Farm Service Agency is now administering signup for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP 2). The deadline for producers to sign up is December 11, 2020.  Producers can apply for the program online, or they can contact their local service center to make an appointment. I’ve also attached a “Stakeholder Toolkit.” In this toolkit,…

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WPA Mentorship Program Deadline

December 15, 2020

The Wisconsin Pork Association Mentorship Program is geared towards college students with a passion for agriculture and an interest in the swine industry. Participants will expand their knowledge of the swine industry through hands-on experiences, job shadows, attendance at World Pork Expo, as well as WPA activities such as volunteering at the Pork Schoppe and attending a board meeting. Deadline to apply is December 15, 2020. For more information, please view WPA Mentorship Program.  

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January 2021

Discovery Farms Virtual Conference Webinar

January 6 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join Discovery Farms for these FREE December webinars!  Wednesdays at 12:00pm – 1:00PM (CST).  To register, visit https://discovery-farms-conference.constantcontactsites.com/. January 6 - Groundwater protection rule and how it effects farming and N management Larry Gunderson- Minnesota Department of Agriculture Greg Klinger- University of Minnesota Extension Wisconsin DNR Minnesota enacted the Groundwater Protection Rule as a part of the Minnesota Nitrogen Fertilizer Management Plan. Larry Gunderson from the Minnesota Department of Agriculture will give an overview of the rule and how it…

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Discovery Farms Virtual Conference Webinar

January 13 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join Discovery Farms for FREE January webinars!  Wednesdays at 12:00pm – 1:00PM (CST).  To register, visit https://discovery-farms-conference.constantcontactsites.com/. January 13 - Tile drainage in Minnesota and Wisconsin: what we know from on-farm monitoring and practical management implications for farmers Tim Radatz- Discovery Farms Minnesota Discovery Farms has monitored tile flow on more than 100 site years of agricultural fields in Minnesota and Wisconsin. This webinar will give a regional overview of flow characteristics including when, how much, and nutrient content of…

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WPA Award Nominations Deadline

January 20

WPA is currently accepting nominations for the following awards: * Agri-Communicator * Producer Honoree * Industry Honoree * Distinguished Legislator Please submit your nomination(s) to the WPA office no later than 1/20/21. The awards will be presented at an event and date to be determined. Please email the nomination(s) to wppa@wppa.org.  Please list the reason why the nominee is deserving of the award.

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Discovery Farms Virtual Conference Webinar

January 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join Discovery Farms for FREE January webinars!  Wednesdays at 12:00pm – 1:00pm (CST).  To register, visit https://discovery-farms-conference.constantcontactsites.com/. January 20 - Rules and tools about manure Dustin Goering- NOAA Steve Schmit- Minnesota PCA In this webinar, representatives from Minnesota and Wisconsin will share the latest tools that help farmers spread manure safely and appropriately according to the current standards and guidelines. Regulations vary by county, so it’s important to learn where to look when manure decisions are being made.

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