Alan Linnebur has served as the Washington County UW-Extension Agriculture Agent since 2003. Over the years he has served the residents of Washington County and surrounding areas well by developing and delivering several programs on business and financial management.
One of Alan’s highly rated teachings was the Grain Market Class that he taught for the Farm and Industry Short Course in 2012. This class consisted of grain marketing theory, management and marketing time, discussed what is a good price, futures markets, and how to make decisions without fear and greed taking over. He also developed and gave ten sessions on Price Risk Management and worked with other specialists in delivering the “Winning the Game” at a grain marketing workshop.
Alan has organized and taught marketing at Extreme Markets and Global Financial Crisis and the Farm Management Update for Ag Professionals. In addition to teaching these concepts to specialists, agents and producers; he also taught these concepts to Hmong farmers through an interpreter in Milwaukee County.
Alan meets for one-on-one consultations each year around a farmer’s kitchen table. There he takes the time to give individual attention to the needs of each farmer and family. Whether it is guidance in making decisions to sell the cows and unproductive land or in regaining control of the finances of his operations, Alan is well suited to address their needs and concerns.
Additionally, Alan offers programs such as Farm Successions and New Farmer Startups; after one such workshop, he met with two farm families and helped them develop plans that brought the next generation of the family into the farming operation.
Read more about Alan’s work in his TFR Narrative and PD Plan.