COVID 19 – Heart of the Farm- Coffee Chats



South Central Wisconsin will be a host to the University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Extension’s Heart of the Farm-Women in Agriculture’s new online ‘Coffee Chats’ weekly series starting Wednesday, May 20th – Wednesday, June 3, 7-8p.m.

The Heart of the Farm-Women in Agriculture Conference series is an Extension program that addresses the needs of farm women by providing education on farm business topics, connecting them with agricultural resources, and creating support networks.

Due to COVID-19 we were not able to host the 2020 Heart of the Farm – Women in Ag Conferences in person this year, so we’ve switched to an online way to connect!  This new, interactive online series will start with four interactive sessions, each 45 minutes in length, and focused on a particular topic.  These four sessions are just the beginning, following each session will be a survey and/or conversations about more topics and needs.  Sessions will be facilitated by the local Division of Extension county educators.  Anyone with a web connection can register or you can call by phone. You must register for the individual “Coffee Chat” you are interested in attending.

  • Communications: Exploring Perspectives to Improve Communication
    Wednesday, May 20th, 2020, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.  Registration link:
    Join us as we dive into the topic of effective communication skills. During this session, we will explore how to listen for and respond to each other’s different perspectives to deepen the understanding of the issues at hand and help guide decision-making.
  • Relationships: Nurturing Healthy Relationships Under Times of Stress: Bidding for Connection Wednesday, May 27th, 2020, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.  Registration link:
    During this session learn what bids for connection are and why they matter in building and maintaining a healthy relationship.  Participants will learn how to respond and bid for connections in positive, healthy ways.
  • Financial: Finding Financial Well-Being
    Wednesday, June 3rd,  20207:00 – 8:00 p.m.  Registration link:
    People who feel good about their finances have four things in common. We’ll explore what those four factors are and ideas for finding your own path to financial well-being. Spoiler alert – you don’t need money to get started!

Once registered, you will receive meeting connection information (website link and phone number). Registered participants will only need the meeting website link or phone number to participate in the meeting.

For more information on registration contact:  Jackie McCarville, Agriculture Educator, UW-Madison, Division of Extension-Green County,, 608-328-9440; the Heart of the Farm website:, or contact Jenny Vanderlin,,  608-263-7795.