On February 4, Governor Tony Evers will attend Ag Day at the Capitol at the Monona Terrace in Madison.
This event is the largest gathering of farmers from across the state representing a variety of farm groups to learn more about issues impacting Wisconsin agriculture and meet with their state legislators.
“We are excited to host Governor Evers at this event that brings together many of Wisconsin’s agricultural groups,” said WFBF President Joe Bragger. “We appreciate his interest in agriculture and helping our farmers.”
The event begins with registration at 11 a.m. with the program starting at 11:30 a.m. Lunch will be served followed by issue briefings and time for attendees to visit their legislators in the Capitol. The Governor is expected around 1 p.m.
This year’s event will also feature a panel on water. Panelists who have confirmed their attendance include Senators Howard Marklein and Patrick Testin in addition to Representatives Todd Novak, Travis Tranel, Tony Kurtz and Katrina Shankland. The panel will be moderated by Dennis Frame.
Other topics to be discussed include wildlife damage and food labeling.
Register for Ag Day at the Capitol by calling Wisconsin Farm Bureau at 1.800.261.3276. Ride sharing may be available. The cost is $30 per person before January 27. Late registrations and at-the-door attendees will cost $60. A copy of the registration form is available at bit.ly/2020AgDayatCapitol. It is important that attendees call the offices of their legislators in advance to schedule an appointment between 3 and 5 p.m. for Tuesday, February 4.
Rural Mutual Insurance Company and GROWMARK Inc. are major sponsors of the event. Co-sponsors of the event, with Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation, include the Dairy Business Association, Professional Dairy Producers of Wisconsin, Wisconsin Cattlemen’s Association, Wisconsin Corn Growers Association, Wisconsin Hemp Alliance, Wisconsin Horse Council, Wisconsin Pork Association, Wisconsin Potato & Vegetable Growers Association, Wisconsin Soybean Association and the Wisconsin State Cranberry Growers Association.