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Midwest Craft Brewers Conference

UW-Stout - Memorial Student Center, 302 10th Ave. E., Menomonie, WI 54751 August 6th, 2015, 8:30am-4:30pm and August 7th, 2015, 8:00am-11:30am
The Second Annual event of its kind to focus on the craft brewing industry in the Midwest. This two-day event provides valuable knowledge and information for those in the craft brewing industry. Participants will hear from experts in the field and cover a wide range of topics such as: fermentation, sourcing of hops, brewing new flavors, small business loans and legal knowledge. Also, brewery tours are scheduled at couple of local breweries.

Anna McCabe, 715-232-5484

ExporTech™: Feeding the World

Organic Valley, 310 State Highway 27, Cashton, WI 54619
A specialized ExporTech for manufacturers in the food, beverage and agriculture industries. Three-day series will target topics including specific food laws, food labeling, market potential, sales and distribution channels, logistics, state and federal resources, and operationalizing your international plan.

Dennis Lynch, a 33-year veteran of international trade, distinguished instructor, and advisor to a variety of food and agricultural firms, will be a primary presenter.

Program is supported by the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection. Space is limited.

Joni Geroux, 715-232-5270

2016 Wisconsin Family Child Care Association Annual Conference

Green Bay, WI
Supporting Family Child Care since 1982 the Wisconsin Family Child Care Association (WFCCA), is a statewide organization of Family Child Care providers and their supporters, formed to provide support, involvement, and communication with others in the profession.

The 2016 WFCCA Annual Conference will be held on May 5 through May 7 at the Tundra Lodge in Green Bay, WI. The Friday, May 6, keynote speaker will be Author/Artist/Musician, Debbie Clement. We encourage you to visit her website at On Saturday, May 7, our second keynote speaker will be Tom Copeland, Licensed Attorney/Trainer/Author/Family Child Care Advocate. Tom’s website can be found at

The goal of the Association is to help maintain the high quality of care that promotes the physical, intellectual, emotional, and social development of children by promoting the awareness of family child care as a viable choice in child care, promoting awareness of the professionalism of family child care, providing an opportunity for input into laws concerning children, providing a statewide information/assistance network, and providing an opportunity for involvement, support, and communication with others. Our Annual Conference is an event that child care providers state wide look forward to as a vital tool to help them continue to exceed their own expectations in providing quality care for children.

To view the entire program and register, visit and click on Conference. Early Bird Deadline is April 1, 2016. There are 20+ hours of continuing education offered along with many other great sessions.

2016 Red Cedar Watershed Conference

UW-Stout Memorial Student Center, 302 10th Ave. E., Menomonie, WI 54751
Program Description:
Do you farm? Do you live in town? Do you manage residential, commercial or public property? Do you enjoy fishing, swimming, boating, hiking, canoeing? Do you think the economic and environmental health of this beautiful region is important?

Event Highlights:
• Farm, city and waterfront success stories — profitable land management for clean water
• Solutions to the serious problem that plagues our lakes and rivers — runoff pollution
• A great networking opportunity for all citizens at an important event
• Approved for CEUs: .6 from the University of Wisconsin-Stout or 6 CEUs for Wastewater Treatment Plant Operators from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
Register at:

Anna McCabe, 715-232-5484