Topics important to northern farmers, service providers and rural community will be discussed when the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Extension, hosts Safari of Agriculture.

The gathering takes place at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 28, in Room 1059 at Northwestern High School in Maple.

Topics include:

• "Recycling Agricultural Plastics. How to make it work in our neighborhood;" "Price Murphy, Revolution Plastics."

• "Grazing, hay land, Valerian and Sharp-tailed Grouse. What does it mean to grow forages in Northwest Wisconsin?"

• "Nutrient Management Test Plots in Douglas County, $o What is the Bottom Line?"

• "Farmland Preservation Plan: Lightning Round"

• "Beef Quality Assurance Update"

"The Safari series has been a tradition in northern counties with UW-Extension for many years," said Jane Anklam, agriculture educator at UW-Extension in Douglas County. "They are held during the winter as a way for the rural community to network and learn about new and emerging UW research as it applies to our farmers."

The series also provides an opportunity for farmers to share research needs with the university. Free.

For information, contact Jane Anklam at 715-395-1515.