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Media availability with Wisconsin Agricultural Outlook Forum experts

January 11, 2018 By Nicole Miller
TO: Media representatives
FROM: Nicole Miller, CALS news manager,, (608) 262-3636
Media availability with Wisconsin Agricultural Outlook Forum experts
A 30-minute media availability will be held before the start of the Wisconsin Agricultural Outlook Forum on Thursday, Jan. 25. The availability is set for 9:15 – 9:45 a.m. in the Traditions Room, located on the second floor of Union South. 
The following experts from the forum will be available during that time to answer questions: 
Paul Mitchell, UW–Madison professor of agricultural and applied economics and director of the Renk Agribusiness Institute. Mitchell can discuss the status of Wisconsin’s farm economy, including the farm income and cost outlook. He can also discuss specialty crops such as cranberry and potato.
Mark Stephenson, director of dairy policy analysis for UW–Madison and UW-Extension. Stephenson can discuss the dairy situation and outlook. 
Steve Deller, UW–Madison professor of agricultural and applied economics and UW-Extension community development specialist. Deller can discuss the state’s overall economic situation and outlook.
Brenda Boetel, professor of agricultural economics at University of Wisconsin-River Falls. Boetel can discuss the grain and livestock situation.
Please note that the Traditions Room has been reserved for the duration of theforum for media representatives to use, as needed. Additionally, there will also be brief Q&A time with these same experts during the morning portion of the forum.
For more information about the forum and to register, visit:
Union South is located at 1308 W. Dayton St. in Madison. Nearby UW–Madison parking lots include Lot 80 at Union South (entrance located on West Dayton Street), Lot 17 (Engineering Drive Ramp at 1525 Engineering Drive) and Lot 20 (University Avenue Ramp at 1390 University Avenue).
A map of UW–Madison parking lots is available here:
The availability of parking stalls in Lot 80, Lot 17 and Lot 20 can be checked online here:
Nicole Miller, news manager