Registration open for 2024 Wisconsin Agricultural Outlook Forum

The 2024 Wisconsin Agricultural Outlook Forum, which has the theme “Rural Livability in Wisconsin,” is set for Tuesday, Jan. 23 on the University of Wisconsin–Madison campus. The in-person event runs from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. in Varsity Hall in Union South, located at 1308 West Dayton Street, Madison. A reception will be held following the forum.

The program, organized by the Renk Agribusiness Institute, starts with presentations about the status of Wisconsin’s farm economy. Experts from the UW–Madison College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, UW–Madison Division of Extension and industry will discuss the current situation and outlook for corn and soybeans, livestock and meat, and dairy.

The afternoon session will cover various challenges facing rural communities in America, focusing on topics that impact farmers, agriculture and the fabric of rural life. Presenters include leaders from the public and non-profit sectors – including from Wisconsin and around the U.S. – who are engaged in efforts to maintain, enhance and revitalize rural life. Their presentations will explore the challenges in this area, as well as what intellectual and public leaders are doing to help. The afternoon session includes time for discussion and questions.

A reception will follow the forum in order to provide time to continue valuable discussions.

Forum registration is open now through Jan. 22. The $50 registration fee covers the forum, lunch, snacks and reception. A reserved parking spot for the day of the forum can be purchased during registration for $20 and must be done prior to Jan. 12 to allow for processing. To register, visit:

Interested individuals who are unable to attend the forum in-person will have the option to watch a livestream of the event on the Renk Agribusiness Institute’s YouTube page. No registration is required for this free, virtual option.

For more information, contact Jeremy Beach at or (608) 262-9485.