Wisconsin Farm Center
DATCP main number: 608-224-5012
A myriad of resources on a wide range of farm transfer subjects is available from many diverse outlets. The Wisconsin Farm Center can provide you with numerous sources of information on financial and agricultural enterprise matters, state grant programs and other services, agricultural loan and commodity programs, and materials from various educational sources and agricultural-related organizations.
LoansUSDA - Farm Service Agency
Offers several types of loans that farmers can apply for, including Beginning Farmer and Rancher loans, emergency loans, farm operating loans, and farm ownership loans. FSA also administers other federal programs that deal with crops and livestock.
Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority
Offers loan programs available for Wisconsin agricultural producers, including Beginning Farm Bond Program, CROP fund, and FARM program.
Wisconsin Small Business Administration
A wide range of financial information and loan programs, including SBA Express Loan Program, SBA LowDoc Program, Microloan Program and Pre-Qualification Loan Program Intermediaries.
GrantsGrow Wisconsin Dairy Producer Grants
The Grow Wisconsin Dairy Grant is a flexible, customizable grant available to producers to retain farms, facilitate operational changes, improve profitability and yield more milk. This grant can be customized to meet the needs of individual farms and can be applied to hire consultants with a range of expertise to address specific business needs.
EducationalUniversity of Wisconsin-Extension Cooperative Extension
Provides livestock, crop, farm management, and family living consultation and information services from county offices throughout the state.
Wisconsin Technical College System
Education can help today's successful farmers keep up with the changes and improvements in the farming industry and help remain competitive through farm business and production management programs.
UW-Madison, College of Agricultural and Life Sciences
An educational leader in food and agriculture, the life sciences, natural resources and environmental stewardship, and rural community development, offering strong, research-based education opportunities.
Program on Agricultural Technology Studies
Offers information and networking services for farm-related organizations as well as research services for the University of Wisconsin-Madison and other institutions.
University of Wisconsin Center for Dairy Profitability
Provides business planning advice, educational programs and support on dairy management, farm business management, and information on dairy issues.
University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Animal Science
Applies science and technology to the production, management and distribution of livestock and poultry for food, fiber and recreation to advance economic vitality.
Beginning Farmer Center of Iowa State University Extension
Offers services and resources to help the transition of farming operations from established farmers to beginning farmers.
Social Sciences Unit of Missouri University's College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Sciences
Offers an extensive list of links on estate planning for farmers.
GovernmentalWisconsin Farm Service Agency
Administers the federal farm commodity, conservation and loan programs for Wisconsin agricultural producers through nearly 60 service centers throughout the state.
A program administered by the Wisconsin Department of Revenue that provides state income tax credits to farmers who meet the program's requirements. DATCP can assist counties in creating county agricultural preservation plans.
Wisconsin Stewardship Program
Assists in the acquisition of land for conservation purposes, including wildlife habitat, special scientific or ecological value, rare or endangered habitats and species, stream corridors, and restoration of wetlands and grasslands.
Professional Dairy Producers of Wisconsin
Provides educational programs for its members and offers a forum for exchanging ideas and promoting the profitability of the dairy business.
Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board
Offers access to a wide variety of resources that support the continued success of all aspects of Wisconsin's dairy industry as well as information about WMMB's numerous marketing programs.