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Farm and Risk Management (FARM) Team Description

The FARM Team consists of UW-Extension agents and specialists that provide research-based farm business management information and decision-making tools to farmers and agribusinesses. The team’s purpose is to help Wisconsin farmers improve business profitability and lifestyles through informed decision-making. Management topic areas include: strategic planning; financial management; business agreements; beginning farmer programs; dairy and grain price risk management; human resource management; farm succession and retirement planning.

New Resources

New (2) Agricultural Employment Guidelines

Ken Barnett, Extension Educator, Center for Dairy Profitability.Includes State & Federal laws and provisions regarding employment, July 2014

Corn Silage: Hay Economics Calculator for on-farm produced feed.

Spreadsheet is intended to assist dairy producers who also grow their own forages in making the decision of what proportion of the forage ration of hay: corn silage dry matter(DM) is economical / produced by Ken Bolton, Bruce Jones, and Randy Shaver. Center for Dairy Profitability, Department of Ag Economics, and Dept. of Dairy Science - UW-Madison, 2011.