Program looks at future of family farms, growing concerns over monopolization
Governor Tony Evers plans to highlight the Year of Clean Drinking Water during a stop at the Wisconsin Farmers Union Summer Conference this Thursday, August 15 in Chippewa Falls.
Nearly 150 family farmers and rural advocates are expected to attend the event, which runs from 10am to 2:30pm. A limited number of seats are still available but attendees must RSVP at www.wisconsinfarmersunion.com/events or by calling 715-723-5561. There is no cost to attend.
Registration and networking begin at 9am. The WFU County Presidents’ Meeting will take place from 10 to 11am and is open to all. There will also be a pie contest – bakers are welcome to bring their best pie(s). We’ll conclude the day with a pie social and networking by the lake.
This is a family-friendly event, with Acorn Day Camp for ages 7 and up coinciding with the conference. Younger children welcome if attending with a responsible sibling. The cost of the day camp is $15 per child, which includes lunch. Day camp registration can be found at www.wisconsinfarmersunion.com/youth-camp.
Wisconsin Farmers Union is a member-driven organization committed to enhancing the quality of life for farmers, rural communities, and all people through educational opportunities, cooperative endeavors, and civic engagement.