Free Resources Available to Assist Farmers through Wisconsin Farm Center
September 26, 2019
All farmers are eligible to contact Farm Center staff consultants through the Farm Center Helpline at 1-800-942-2474. All of the Farm Center’s services are free and confidential.
The Wisconsin Farm Center works with farmers one-on-one to provide free and confidential services, including:
• farm financial consulting
• farm succession planning
• farm business entry or exit strategies
• mediation and arbitration
• critical economic and business management issues
• other issues (herd health, specialty crop questions)
As the downturn in the agricultural sector lengthens, the Farm Center has seen an increase in stress levels among farmers. Dairy currently tops the type of farm calling the Farm Center Helpline, with a majority of callers concerned about finances. Stress is a major underlying factor, and Farm Center staff regularly gauge a caller’s need for counseling vouchers, which are provided at no cost.
Farm Center Helpline: 1-800-942-2474
Farm Center website: FarmCenter.wi.gov