Wisconsin Farm Center

​​​​​​​​​​​Phone: (800) 942-2474
Email: farmcenter@wisconsin.gov​
Staff: Contact Info and Bios​​​

​I​f you are feeling suicidal call 9-8-8 immediately. If you are experiencing anxiety, depression, or just need a welcoming ear to talk to, please call the 24/7 Wisconsin Farmer Wellness Helpline at (888) 901-2558.​

​About the Farm Center​​

​​Programs and Services​

Wisconsin Farm Center Handout

Financial Consulting and Transition Planning: Staff provide farmers with consulting on topics such as farm viability, debt structure, ​cost of production, and cash flow.

Mediation and Arbitration: Provides a neutral facilitator trained in mediation to help conflicting parties pursue understanding and agreement in farm-related disputes such as credit issues, farm family conflicts, and more.

Veteran Farmer Assistance and Outreach: Wisconsin mil​itary veterans​ inter​ested in farming can access technical expertise or obtain a special logo to utilize for selling their agricultural products.

Herd-Based Diagnostics: Provides veterinary diagnostic analysis to help troubleshoot dairy herd-health and production concerns such as nutrition, milk quality, animal health, water quality, and more.

Farmer Wellness: Counseling services provided by ​mental health professionals through the 24/7 Farmer Wellness Helpline, tele-counseling, counseling vouchers, a​nd farmer online support groups.

The Farmer's Job Hunting Workbook

Many farmers face situations that force them to consider new approaches to their professional lives and agriculture businesses. In farming, these chang​es may require seeking outside employment to supplement farm income or even changing careers. 

This workbook takes you from the starting point of “thinking about change" all the way ​to identifying steps and implementation. Where you begin is up to you! Work at your own pace, and use its tools, worksheets and advice in order to best meet your unique needs.

​Full Workbook 

Chapter 1: Change  |  Chapter 2: Starting the Journey Chapter 3: Personal Inventory 
Chapter 4: Finding a Job  |  Chapter 5: Applying for a Job  |  Chapter 6: Interviews & Following Up  |  Appendix

​​'Rural Realities' Podcast​

​The 'Rural Realities' podcast provides expert advi​ce that can help farmers reduce stress, improve finances, implement effective farm family communication skills, and mo​re.

Click here​ to listen​.

Most Recent Episode: “Tips for Difficult Conversations” with Randy Roecker