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2019 Summer Meeting Schedule

The tentative schedule:

Thursday, August 15

10:00 am- noon - Board meeting at fairgrounds

12:00-5:00 pm - Vendors set-up at fairgrounds

1:00 pm - Farm tour starts at elk farm/wreath barn; continues to retail location and tour of field; Technology Tutoring with Holly

5:00 pm - Meet & Greet with vendors, social hour (at the fairgrounds)

6:30 pm - Dinner

Friday, August 16

8:00 am - Registration Opens

8:00 am - Catered Breakfast, National Report by Paul Schroeder and state meetings

8:00-11:30 am - WI Tree Contest entries register and set-up

9:00 am - Vendors open 

9:30 - Seminar: Webteam Inc. & Ag in the Classroom

10:30 am - Seminar:  Fertilizer

10:30 am - Concurrent wreath topic seminar

11:30 am - Visit vendors

12:00 pm - Lunch, visit vendors, tree judging begins, Silent Auction 

2:00 pm - Seminar: Panel of nursery growers

2:00 pm - Concurrent wreath topic seminar

3:00 pm - Visit vendors; place ribbons on contest trees, take pictures of winners

4:00 pm - Vendors Close

4:00 pm - MACT business meeting; Wis. board reconvenes

Conclude by 5:00 pm

(There is also a rodeo on site this evening, if you choose to stay.

Updated 05/22/2019

** Check back often - schedule will be updated as speakers are confirmed and more information is available**

PRESENTATIONS:

Technology Tutoring with Holly on Thursday

Holly VanDreser

  • setting up a Facebook or Instagram Business Page

  • posting on Facebook or Instagram

  • creating an ad on Facebook or Instagram

  • scheduling so you don't have to post in real time

  • what to post online

  • signing up with Square

Bring your phone, tablet or laptop for individual help.

Website Design & Internet Marketing

 

Kris Cvikota, Webteam, Inc

The WCPTA website was recently redesigned.  Kris will highlight the improvements and talk about social media marketing and internet marketing.

 

School Resources

 

Darlene Arneson, Farm Bureau Foundation, Ag in the Classroom

New school resources were recently created.  Darlene will explain how you, the grower, can use them to your benefit.

 

Fertilizer

 

Paul Deckard, Diamond t Ag

Our mission is to put the carbon that was originally in our soil back where it came from.  By using our tested and proven system of carbon-based agriculture, microbial life thrives in our soil's atmospheric nutrition.  Therefore, we grow healthier crops and achieve better yields.  Our hands are always in the soil, customizing compost for our farmers' fields.  It took many years of blending compost to find the balance needed to get the biology to go to work in the soil.  Now we're using it to restore soil and help farmers' soil to become more productive.

 

Nursery Grower Panel

 

Three nursery stock growers will address current trends, issues and outlook for the industry, along with answering your questions.

 

Wreath and Gift Shop Topics

 

Wreath topics will be addressed in the morning and afternoon session.

Some things we are working on:

  • Holding a class at your farm: pros, cons and tips

  • Designs of wreaths and pots by a professional florist

  • Ideas from other wreath makers

  • Sharing knowledge with each other

 

Updated 05/22/2019

Thursday Meals:

Eat lunch before arriving at the farm.

During social hour at 5:00 pm at the fairgrounds, bring your own alcohol or special beverages.

Evening dinner will be catered at the fairground and includes:

  • BBQ Beef

  • Italian Marinated Grilled Chicken Breasts

  • Redskin Mashed Potatoes with Gravy

  • Wild Rice

  • Buttered Green Beans

  • Fresh Fruit Salad

  • Tortellini Pasta Salad

  • Garden Salad with French and Ranch Dressing

  • Cheese Tray

  • Sweet and Dill Pickles

  • Dinner Rolls and Butter

Friday Breakfast:

Breakfast will be catered at the fairgrounds.  This will allow you to leave your hotel and get to the even early.

Menu includes:

  • Pancakes with Syrup and Butter

  • Scrambled Eggs

  • Sausage Links and Ham Slices

  • Fresh Fruit

  • Coffee, Cream and Sugar

  • Orange Juice

Friday Lunch:

 

Bring cash or card to purchase lunch; we are planning two food trucks.  Menus will include burgers, BBQ pulled chicken, Italian sliced beef, potato salad, french fries and tots, coleslaw, Lefty's hot dogs with a variety of toppings (Chicago, Wisconsin, Chili, Corn), cheese curds, milkshakes, and more.

Updated 05/22/2019