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Farmers prepare for tough conversations

COVID-19 has only added to the number of discussion topics farmers will have on their plate this winter. Taxes, COVID-19, and other tough conversations are the topics to be covered during a free webinar being put on by the UW Extension office on Thursday beginning at 1 p.m. Kewaunee County Extension Agriculture Agent Aerica Bjurstrom says they are bringing in speakers from across the state.

You can find out more about the 90-minute webinar entitled “2020 Tough Talk: Difficult Conversations, COVID-19, and Taxes” below.

 

 

FROM AERICA BJURSTROM, EXTENSION AGRICULTURE AGENT FOR KEWAUNEE COUNTY

Effectively communicating in times of stress is critically important for any business, but especially for farm businesses. Join Extension educators and community partners for a free webinar on Thursday, December 10 from 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm.

 

This fourth webinar in a series “2020 Tough Talk: Difficult Conversations, COVID-19, and Taxes.”

Many farmers are wondering how 2020 government payments and income will impact their taxes. Jonathan Shepherd, Farm Management Specialist from the University of Kentucky will discuss how farmers can address this when doing their taxes in the coming months; Cindy Kinnard, Kewaunee County Director of Public Health will discuss combatting COVID-19 in rural communities; and Tina Kohlman Extension Fond Du Lac County Dairy & Livestock Agent and Steph Plaster, Extension Ozaukee & Washington County Agriculture Agent will present on reframing tough conversations for success.

 

Registration for this webinar is free, but you must pre-register by 5:00 pm on December 9. Registration can be made online at https://go.wisc.edu/2rcpis. You will receive further details on the webinar after completing registration.

 

For any questions about the program, please contact me at 920-388-7138.

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