By allowing ads to appear on this site, you support the local businesses who, in turn, support great journalism.
Sign up for Ag Media training workshop
Placeholder Image
MONROE - Green County Farm Bureau, UW-Extension and local Green County producer groups have set up a media training workshop geared toward farmers, agribusinesses, 4-H and FFA members or any other agriculture enthusiasts looking to learn how to be a better spokesperson for agriculture. This program will be held at the Green County Government Services Building Auditorium in Monroe on Saturday, May 1. Registration will begin at 10 a.m. with the program running from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

The event will bring key speakers from a variety of industries to help producers and youth members become more aware of the challenges people in agriculture face and learn how to be the ones being proactive and tell their story. During lunch, learn how others have used outlets like YouTube and social media to reach broader audiences to educate others about agriculture. In the afternoon, a youth and adult focused break-out session with local panel members will share insights in being proactive and positive with the media and how to confidently answer those questions that focus on challenging situations in agriculture. All speakers will have a variety of tips and suggestions on how to address these issues as well as a great opportunity for 4-H and FFA exhibitors to learn how to respond to situations focused on production practices on the farm or toward show animals. This is the perfect learning experience to get people prepared to communicate through social media networks but also talk to others during events such as summer picnics, county and state fairs, and other agriculture events where the public will be.

"It is more important than ever for those directly involved in the day to day operations of the farm, or working in the industry to step up and share the agricultural story with others," said Alissa Grenawalt, UWEX Green County 4-H and Youth Development Agent. "Everyone involved in agriculture can play a key role in educating consumers about what farmers and agribusinesses do to feed and fuel the world."

There is no cost to attend the event; however to assist with planning for lunch and materials, RSVPS are needed. There will be a number of door prizes also. To RSVP for the Agriculture Media Training Workshop, e-mail or call Alissa Grenawalt at or (608) 328-9516 by Friday, April 23.