Grain Management in Low-Margin Years

Shawn P. Conley, Soybean and Wheat Extension Specialist

The Winter Grain Meeting series entitled: Grain Management in Low-Margin Years was a new focused series of outreach events that aimed to help grain farmers in Wisconsin increase their profitability and reduce their debt load. Click here to review a program assessment of our winter Extension meeting series. 

Program Highlights:

  • 455 total participants (245 returned assessment surveys)
  • 66% of the respondents thought the topics were “very relevant”, and 33% “moderately relevant”
  • 99.6% thought that “Overall, attending the meeting was a valuable use of my time”
  • 94% thought that “as a result of attending today’s meeting it will help increase my profitability”
  • 56% thought that “attending the meeting helped alleviate my stress level about my farm operation”
  • All of the respondents (100%) answered yes to the statement: “One part of a county agent’s job is to bring research and unbiased, science-based information to the county. Do you feel this meeting helped fulfill that goal?”

This meeting series was a joint effort led by Dr. Damon Smith and Ted Bay among UWEX state specialists and UW Agriculture and Natural Resources Extension agents. 

Here is a summary publication of the information that was handed out at the meetings. “A4137 – Grain Management Considerations in Low-Margin Years” available online for download.

Below also please find a specific video, or view the full playlist on the UWIPM YouTube channel. There is a table of contents below each video on YouTube with quick links to jump to key parts in longer videos.