ACE Meetings

ACE (Agricultural Community Engagement) is a partnership between the WTA, the Wisconsin Counties Association and the Professional Dairy Producers of Wisconsin that keeps producers and community leaders engaged in dialogue about important agricultural issues at the local level.  Each year, the WTA, partners with the Wisconsin Counties Association and the Professional Dairy Producers of Wisconsin to sponsor seminars, farm tours and community Twilight Meetings.  These events foster an ongoing communication about the current and future role that dairy farms play in our local communities.  

Environmental Workshop - September 23 & 24

Join community leaders, dairy farmers and neighbors for a day of learning. Dive deeper into the unique and innovative ways dairy farmers are protecting our water, natural resources and farm communities. 

The day will include a producer panel with strategies on how to use technology and techniques to move and apply dairy manure while keeping land and water at the top of the priority list. 

Enjoy a dairy tour with the opportunity to learn first-hand what some Wisconsin dairy farmers are doing to protect and nurture the land, including the use of cover crops and new innovations.

Join the discussion with the Wisconsin Towns Association and Professional Dairy Producers® on the challenges and innovations being used in rural America. From natural resources and transportation to communications and funding for education, no topic is off limits.

Finally, learn how dairy farmers and environmental organizations are coming together to protect Wisconsin's natural resources and protect our state's waters through producer-led watershed projects. 

Come to learn, discuss and engage. Join Mike Koles – WTA Executive Director; and others for an open dialogue about emerging issues affecting the dairy industry and local government environments that must be tackled for success in rural communities. Challenges, such as, the lack of broadband, fire & EMS deficiencies, and water quality/quantity will prevent prosperity in rural communities unless addressed.