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FARM Team


FARM AND RISK MANAGEMENT PROGRAMS IN WISCONSIN

Decision Making for Improved Profits and Life Styles

FARM Team site screenshot

FARM Team web site

The FARM Team is proud to launch our new web site to provide more information on the team activities.

AgFA - Agriculture Financial Advisor program

AgVentures

Dairy Price Risk Management

Dairy Options Pilot Program (DOPP)

Grains Price Risk Management
Farm Safety and Health
Farm Business Arrangements and Transfer
Cooperative Management
Risk Awareness

 

RESOURCES

University of Wisconsin-Extension News Releases

Hedging Opportunities

Agricultural Newsletters


PARTNERS

UW-Madison Center for Dairy Profitability

UW Center for Agricultural Safety and Health

AgrAbility of Wisconsin

UW Center for Cooperatives

Understanding Dairy Markets


WHAT WE DO

Work Groups

Financial Management, Records and Analysis
Contact: Jenny Vanderlin

Grain Marketing
Contact: (vacant)

Dairy Marketing
Contact: Matt Lippert

Estate Transfers and Retirement Planning
Contact: Joy Kirkpatrick

Business and Strategic Management
Contact: Alan Linnebur

Human Resource Management
Contact: (vacant)

FARM Team's Internal Marketing and Communications Group
Contact:  Joy Kirkpatrick

Making a difference

Success stories and impact reports

To succeed in today’s agricultural and economic climate, farmers need to evaluate the financial health of their farm businesses, to use strategic planning concepts in making financial management decisions, and to think strategically about their future.

PDF file AgVentures – Building a Vision

In today’s changing farm environment, producers are required to take on more of a managerial role on their farms. For many producers, working with employees, whether they are family or non-family, is a challenging experience.

PDF file Assessing the managerial capacity of dairy farm owners and operators

The price of milk has become more variable in the past several years.  Not knowing the price one will receive for one's product will make the dairy business a risky business.  Dairy farmers need a way to manage price risk and create a more predictable income.

PDF file Smoothing out dairying’s financial bumps

WHO WE ARE

Co Leaders  
Alan Linnebur, Washington County (262) 335-4477
Heather Schlesser, Marathon County (715) 261-1230
Jenny Vanderlin, UW-Madison (608) 263-7795
Coach  

Dave Williams,
Agriculture & Natural Resources
Assistant Program Director

(608) 262-9309

Members

 

Greg Andrews, Pierce County

Phil Harris, UW-Madison
Ken Barnett, Program Area Steve Huntzicker, La Crosse County
Ted Bay, Grant County Kevin Jarek, Outagamie County
Kevin Bernhardt, UW-Platteville Bruce Jones, UW-Madison
Greg Blonde, Waupaca County Joy Kirkpatrick, Richland County
Brenda Boetel, UW-River Falls Randy Knapp, Chippewa County
Arlin Brannstrom, UW-Madison Alan Linnebur, Washington County
Dennis Cooper, UW-River Falls Matt Lippert, Wood County
Carl Duley, Buffalo County Craig Saxe, Juneau County
Kevin Erb, UW-Madison Dave Trechter, UW-River Falls
Adam Hady, Richland County Katie Wantoch, Dunn County
Bill Halfman, Monroe County Ken Williams, Waushara County

FOR TEAM MEMBERS AND AFFILIATES

Planning and Results System

Revised 12/11/13