Wednesday, August 23rd

Whether stressed from the loss of a processor or low commodity prices or even just considering transitioning the farm to the next generation, Wisconsin farmers can benefit from helpful information and support.

Since the mid-1980s, thousands of farm families have turned to the Wisconsin Farm Center, which provides an extensive array of services to farmers, often in cooperation with the university, governmental or private sector.

“The Farm Center mission is help farmers with both the challenges and opportunities inherent in farming,” said DATCP Secretary Ben Brancel. “The center’s agricultural economic development consultants help Wisconsin farmers deal with the critical economic, business and social needs of farm families.”

Services include financial and business consultation, farm succession planning, farm ownership transition planning, conflict mediation, production challenges, legal and financial mediation, and other assistance.