Business/Economics

Business/Economics

The Entrepreneurial Edge

Tryg Jacobson, Co-Founder of Jake's Café in Sheboygan; Ben Richgruber, Executive Director of the Eau Claire Regional Arts Center; and Gregory St. Fort, Executive Director of 100state in Madison; join panel discussion moderator George Tzougros, Executive Director of the Wisconsin Arts Board, to explain the philosophy on which they based their businesses.

Inequality of Opportunity in an Unequal Country

Tim Smeeding, Professor at the La Follette School of Public Affairs at UW-Madison, talks about social mobility, focusing on the advantages provided by the family you’re born into. Smeeding discusses whether less advantaged families have the same opportunities to move up and explores ways to address the inequality.

Community Supported Agriculture

Sandy Raduenz, Owner of Pinehold Gardens, discusses how she became a successful community supported agricultural (CSA) farmer. A CSA provides produce to members on a weekly basis during the growing season.

Estate Planning

Susan Sharp Miley, Attorney at Law in Hayward, WI, discusses how to protect your assets through estate planning. Miley provides information about wills, living trusts, transferring title of your assets and probate court.

Funeral Planning

Patrick Taylor, Owner of the Swedberg-Taylor Funeral Homes and Cremation Services, discusses the services provided by funeral homes and explains funeral planning options.

Long Term Care Planning

Angie Joy and Barb Engelhart, Information and Assistance Specialists at ADRC Northwest Wisconsin, focus on what you need to know to get your affairs in order, what long term health care options and services are available, how to finance long term care, options for staying in your own home and what to consider when thinking about end of life issues.

Energy-Efficient Lighting and the Rebound Effect

Andrea Hicks, Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at UW-Madison, explores the history and societal benefits of artificial light. Hicks discusses trends in energy-efficiency lighting technology and their effect on energy savings.

Uncertainty, Innovation, and the Human Spirit

Phillip Clampitt, Professor in the Department of Communication at UW-Green Bay, discusses his journey as a social scientist, focusing on long believed, “alleged certainties” which have been proven to be wrong.

Preparing For the Upcoming Bumpy Ride in Ag

Kevin Bernhardt, Farm Management Specialist at UW-Extension, compares and contrasts the agricultural economy with the general economy. Bernhardt describes the cyclical aspects of the economy and discusses what farmers can do to minimize the impact during economic downturns.

The Meta-Economics of Cover Crops

Paul Mitchell, State Specialist in Cropping Systems Economics at UW-Extension, explains the economic value of cover crops and explores the economic principles that drive farmers to plant cover crops.

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