- Corn and Soy Expo, Wisconsin Dells, WI- January 31 and February 1, 2019
- WPS Farm Show, Oshkosh, WI- March 27-29, 2018
CROP INSURANCE MEETINGS are complete for 2018.
We hope that you join us next year
Meetings will start at 11:00 A.M.
Guest speaker(s) in the afternoon (see below for information)
Registration is FREE – please contact Michelle at 1-866-528-8336 or
email to:firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a spot at least 7 days prior to the meeting date.
Generational Consulting, LLC
Steve is founder of Generational Consulting, LLC which customizes presentations and training sessions that deliver engagement strategies for attracting and retaining Millennials, empowering Gen X, capturing Boomer wisdom and cultivating future leadership. Steve is also founder of the Badger Business Challenge (BBC), a Shark Tank-style business contest for kids. The BBC puts kids in charge to create new business ideas and make the perfect sales pitch! Kids learn business concepts, practice soft skills and networking, and compete for candy and prizes! BBC is a non-profit with 501c3 status pending
Previously, Steve served as director of Business World, a summer camp that teaches kids about capitalism. When not in a classroom, Steve spends his time in gyms around the midwest coaching AAU basketball.
Estate Planning Attorney
For more than 25 years, Mr. Bollenbeck has been providing legal representation to clients throughout Northeast Wisconsin and the Fox River Valley. He is a lifelong resident of the state of Wisconsin and was born and raised in the firm’s hometown of Appleton. He knows the people of this area and is dedicated to getting them the proper legal help they need on their issues.
Bollenbeck Fyfe is a multi-practice law firm with a staff of attorneys that all focus on different areas of the law. Mr. Bollenbeck has dedicated his practice, in particular, to cases involving criminal defense, family law and estate planning. Throughout the years, Mr. Bollenbeck has earned the respect of both clients and his peers in the legal industry, leading to him earning a BV® Distinguished Peer Review Rating by Martindale-Hubbell® for his high ethical standards and professional ability.
“Richard E. Bollenbeck.” Bollenbeck Fyfe. N.p., n.d. Web. 21 Dec. 2016.
Senior Risk Management Advisor
As an outreach specialist, Kevan Klingberg collects water quality samples, conducts farm walkovers, and supports research efforts in the Jersey Valley Watershed by working closely with farmers and writing reports on information gathered from that project. Kevan has several decades of experience working with farmers, first as a crop consultant in Eau Claire and later as an agronomist for the Chippewa County Land Conservation Department. Before joining Discovery Farms in 2001, Kevan taught agribusiness and farm business for the Wisconsin Technical College System. Having grown up on his family’s farm near Orfordville, WI, Kevan has a strong understanding and personal connection to the issues that farmers face. Kevan received his BS in Agronomy and Soil Science from UW-Madison and his MS in Professional Agriculture from Iowa State University. Kevan and his wife live in Osseo and have a blended family of six young-adult children plus grandchildren. When not doing projects around the house, they enjoy being involved with their church community.
Estate Planning Attorney
Attorney Shayna W. Borakove, was first authorized to practice law in 2005, and is licensed in Wisconsin, Massachusetts & Minnesota. She graduated from the University of Missouri-KC, and then from New England School of Law in Boston in 2005, cum laude with honors.
Growing up on a Missouri dairy farm prepared Shayna to serve the needs of both family and businesses. She understands the value of hard work, keeping one’s word, and the importance of family. She was taught that each person was part of the land they worked and the legacy they left. Life and legacy are central to estate and business planning that protects, preserves and provides for her clients’ future and their next generation.
Attorney Borakove’s Practice Areas and Philosophy
Shayna’s practice is focused on foundational and advanced estate planning with a special emphasis on business planning for the small business owner. She believes in the value of including the family’s trusted advisors in the planning process, assuring the most complete plan possible.
Estate Planning and Asset Protection
Clients seeking a meaningful estate plan that reflects their unique situation, accomplishes their goals and minimizes their risks associated with our changing times will benefit from Shayna’s plan designs.
Buffalo County Agriculture Agent
Carl Duley has served as Buffalo County’s Agriculture Agent since 1985. The majority of Carl’s programming efforts are in Farm Management and Safety and Agronomy (hops and malting barley).
Carl was one of the key leaders in developing the Management Assessment Center (MAC) program. This program was initially designed to evaluate management skills of owner/managers of dairy farms. Eventually, Carl added curriculums for agronomy plan managers and labor intensive fruit crops. This program partnered with Professional Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin to offer it to their members. It has also been recognized beyond Buffalo County to include Wisconsin and Minnesota.
Carl has also been a leader in the hops and malting barley programming that was created as a result of the increasing interest in growing hops and malting barley for the craft brewing industry in Wisconsin. He has organized and conducted several workshops around the state. He secured over $200,000 in grants to fund farm research trials and professional development for himself in this area. Carl also has established working partnerships with researchers at the University of Minnesota. Some of the results of his hops and malting barley work are:
- 20+ Wisconsin Craft Brewers are now including at least some Wisconsin hops in their products.
- Hop production as grown from 50 acres 4 years ago to about 200 acres of commercial hops today.
- Rahr Malt has contracted with a group of Buffalo County farmers to produce one test batch of local malt (110 acres).
- At least three commercial enterprises are exploring stating small malting facilities in Wisconsin.
- Facilitating a group of hop growers and craft brewers to improve the working relationship between the two industries in Wisconsin.
Carl has developed and conducted farm safety training workshops for farm employees and first responders. He has also been instrumental in the development of the skid loader safety and tractor safety DVDs (available in English and Spanish) which were developed as a tool to help farms provide some basic safety instructions to their employees that operate these pieces of equipment.
Fertility and Soil Specialist
Steve has a passion for going beyond what the Agro Liquid Fertilizer products can do. Steve understands that it starts with the basics of knowing your soil and knowing what your soil tests reveal. Some of the biggest challenges faced today is having soil tests done properly and getting the right components tested with your soil sample. Steve will explain why it is important to look past the basic N, P, and K tests and dig further into what your soil test can tell when submitted properly and with having the right tests applied. Steve will explain why knowing your soil’s CEC level is important and why including base saturation on tests is equally important to build a healthy and balanced soil. Balanced soil is not just for today but for the future. Steve explains how to understand and create the right plant nutrient package based on your soil test and how fertility placement can have a huge impact not just for yield but environment and economics as well. If you are ready to start making steps to manage one of the many factors that can affect high yielding crop, you don’t want to miss this opportunity to hear Steve talk.