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Farm and Industry Short Course Reunion set for January 31st

The annual Farm and Industry Short Course Alumni Reunion is scheduled for Saturday, January 31, at the Comfort Inn and Suites at 5025 County Highway V, DeForest, WI 53532. The DeForest Comfort Inn and Suites is located at Highway V and I-90/94.

The luncheon and program event will begin at 12:15 p.m. preceded by an 11:30 a.m. social hour. The post-reunion social hour will include complimentary refreshments.

During the program the Service to Agriculture Award and The Friend of Short Course Award will be presented.

The 10:30 a.m. pre-reunion seminar will feature Ted Halbach, recently appointed director of the Farm and Industry Short Course program. His program will focus on his goals for the future of the program.

Make plans now to spend January 31 in DeForest. The cost for the reunion will be $18 for alumni and friends and $15 for current students. The lunch includes a buffet and dessert. Submit your luncheon and seminar reservation no later than January 21.

“This is a great opportunity to renew old friendships and network with peers and other alumni. Attending the reunion helps people stay connected and informed about the changes taking place with the short course program,” Halbach says.

Register and pay online at:

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For those wishing to stay overnight, the hotel is offering a special Short Course Alumni Reunion rate available on regular rooms. Mention the Short Course Reunion if you are calling to reserve rooms. The number for the Comfort Inn and Suites is 608.846.9100.

As in the past, there will be a variety of door prizes as part of the luncheon. Special recognition will be given to the classes of 1999, 1989 and 1979 as they celebrate special reunions. Also all alumni who graduated 50 or more years ago (1959 and earlier) will receive special recognition in this 124th Short Course anniversary year.

For more information contact: Andrea Brossard Martin at 920.296.2382 or e-mail