Registration is open for Farm and Rural Lobby Day, hosted by Wisconsin Farmers Union, on Wednesday, Feb. 27, in Madison.

Wisconsin Farmers Union members will advocate for policy priorities set by the grassroots membership at the family farm organization’s annual convention in Appleton in January. Anticipated topics include issues related to groundwater quality, hemp production and health care. Members will also advocate for a number of budget priorities related to agriculture, conservation and rural economic development.

Farm and Rural Lobby Day will begin with a 10:30 a.m. registration and 11 a.m. issues briefing at Bethel Lutheran Church, 312 Wisconsin Ave., near the Capitol square. Speakers will provide background information on pending legislation that is of interest to farmers and rural residents to help participants prepare for their meetings with legislators.

Following lunch, the group will head to the Capitol to meet with their senators and representatives, with the day’s activities wrapping up around 4 p.m.

There is no cost for Farmers Union members to participate, however, there is a small fee for non-member participants. To register or inquire about carpooling routes, contact Camryn Billen at or 715-579-0145. Farmers can also register online at

Please preregister as soon as possible so legislative visits can be planned accordingly.