Wisconsin Dairies Host Twilight Meetings

August 6, 2014 — ACE (Agricultural Community Engagement™) On-the-Farm Twilight Meetings are an opportunity to bring together local community leaders and dairy producers to learn together and discuss important issues. Amy Bonomie, PDPW’s manager of partnerships and public outreach explains in this “Your Bottom Line” podcast:

These meetings are brought to you by the Wisconsin Counties Association, Wisconsin Towns Association and the Professional Dairy Producers (PDPW) and are open to the public. “This is a free, open-invitation to community leaders, elected officials, conservation officials, dairy and livestock producers and community members interested in learning from each other so Wisconsin communities continue to be green and vibrant,” states Shelly Mayer, Executive Director of PDPW.

Those attending one of the ACE On-the-Farm Twilight Meetings will be treated to a 60-minute tour of the hosting dairy, followed by open dialogue and ice cream. The discussion will provide a platform for open communication about issues important to our communities.

The meetings will begin with dairy tours at 6:00 p.m., and from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. ice cream will be served with discussion and open Q&A to follow.

Locations Include:

August 18. Hank & Pam Wagner Family, Wagner Farms Inc.: N6928 County BB, Oconto Falls, Wis.

August 26. Meissner Families, Norm-E-Lane: W267 Panther Creek Rd., Chili, Wis.

August 27. Brian & Yogi Brown Family, Sunburst Dairy: 1003 County Road PB, Belleville, Wis.

August 28. Wolf Family, Sunset Farms: 6600 Sunset Dr., Allenton, Wis.

This will be an important opportunity for you to connect with Wisconsin dairy and livestock industries, listen to the viewpoints of community leaders, and elected officials. Previous ACE evenings have been insightful, engaging and extremely successful in boosting the learning curve for attendees.

Register your attendance by calling the Wisconsin Towns Association at (715)526-3157 or email wtowns@frontiernet.net.  Walk-ins are also welcome.

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