Technical Assistance


The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection offers many services including consumer and business information, complaint handling, agricultural and business development services, farm assistance and more.
For more than 150 years, agriculture has driven Wisconsin's economy, and it remains the state's number one industry. Underpinning this $88.3 billion agricultural industry is the department's effort to promote the physical and economic health of all the state's citizens.
DATCP strives to protect consumers and has many resources available to help them. By working with landowners and other government agencies, it promotes public health through sound environmental practices to protect the land and advance conservation programs. The department proactively works to support Wisconsin's agricultural industry by protecting the health, safety and pocketbooks of the state's citizens.

Educationa​l Resources​

Beginning Farmer Center of Iowa State University Extension
Through its Farm On Program, offers services and resources to help the transition of farming operations from established farmers to beginning farmers.

Missouri Alternatives Center
Serves a communication tool for farmers, educators, government agencies and people who want to begin farming, diversify their operations or find ways to profit from small amounts of acreage.

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.
Provides livestock, crop, farm management, and family living consultation and information services from county offices throughout the state.

University of Wisconsin-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.
Applies science and technology to the production, management and distribution of livestock and poultry for food, fiber and recreation to advance economic vitality.

Offers agricultural education programs designed to enable its graduates to assume responsible positions for the future production and distribution of food in the U.S. and the world.

University of Wisconsin-River Falls College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences
The University has earned a reputation for high quality education and service to the people of Wisconsin, offering excellent classroom facilities and teaching laboratories.
Provides customized training and technical educational opportunities for students through its 16 technical colleges located around the state.


Organizational Resour​ces

Appropriate Technology Transfer for Rural Areas​
The national sustainable farming information center operated by the private, nonprofit National Center for Appropriate Technology.

National Farm Medicine Center
Conducts high quality research to address human health and safety associated with agricultural work and rural life.

Provides educational programs for its members and offers a forum for exchanging ideas and promoting the profitability of the dairy business.
Offers access to numerous resources that support the continued success of all aspects of Wisconsin's dairy industry.


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