Dairy Revenue Protection Program Informational Meetings offered by UW-Extension this winter

Contacts: Sarah Grotjan, Outagamie County UW-Extension Agriculture Educator, 920-832-5129, or Trisha Wagner UW-Extension, Farm Management Program Outreach Coordinator trisha.wagner@ces.uwex.edu

UW-Extension will offer a number of meetings across the state for farmers interested in learning about the new Dairy Revenue Protection program, a new federal insurance tool, with a quarterly payout to dairy farms when milk revenue falls below their insured revenue level. Mark Stephenson Director of the UW-Center for Dairy Profitability will provide a comprehensive overview of the Dairy Revenue Protection program and updates to the FSA Dairy Margin Protection Program (MPP), as another tool for dairy farmers when milk prices are low.  Important changes to the MPP have been introduced in the Farm Bill that may make this program worth a second look.

The discussion will cover the following specific information for dairy farmers considering the program:

  • New Dairy Revenue Protection (RP) program structure and function
  • Overview of Dairy programs RP, MPP and Livestock Gross Margins (LGM)
  • FSA implementation
  • Expected returns
  • Decision making tool & calculations

There is no fee to attend the meetings. Registration recommended for meeting materials. The following UW-Extension meetings on the Dairy Revenue Protection program are available by date and location.  For registration, more information and questions, contact the UW-Extension office for each meeting location.

January 3rd 1 p.m. – Green County Justice Center 2841 6th Street, Monroe, WI. Contact: Jackie McCarville Green County UW-Extension 608-328-9440

January 9th 10 a.m. – Dunn County Community Services Building, 3001 U.S. Hwy 12 East, Menomonie, WI, Contact: Katie Wantoch, Dunn County UW-Extension, 715-232-1636

January 9th 1 p.m. – Baldwin, Ag Service & Education Building; 1960 8th Ave Baldwin, WI. Contact: Ryan Sterry, St. Croix County UW-Extension (715) 531-1930

January 16th 10 a.m. –Spring Green Fire Department, 327 South Winsted Street, Spring Green, WI. Contact: Alana Voss Sauk County UW-Extension (608) 477-3945

January 22nd 10 a.m. – Gays Mills Community Center 16381 Hwy 131 Gays Mills, WI. Contact: Ashley Olson, Vernon County UW-Extension 608-637-5276

January 22nd 1:30 p.m. – Cashton, Scenic Bluffs Community Health Center 238 Front Street Cashton, WI. Contact: Ashley Olson, Vernon County UW-Extension 608-637-5276

January 31st 10 a.m. – Green Bay, Neville Public Museum, 210 Museum Pl, Green Bay, WI. (lunch and afternoon program to follow) Contact: Liz Binversie, Brown County UW-Extension, (920)391-4612

January 31st  12 p.m. – New London, Crystal Falls Banquet Hall 1500 Handschke Dr, New London 12 pm – 3 pm (Lunch at noon, program starts at 1) Contact: Sarah Grotjan Outagamie County UW-Extension, (920) 832-5129


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