Farm to Farmer Website Helps Facilitate Feed Commodity Sales
Release Date: September 26, 2018
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Media Contacts: Bill Cosh, Communications Director,
STATEWIDE – As Wisconsin farmers continue to recover from this
season’s extreme weather events and move into the harvesting season, it can
sometimes be difficult to find a market for either selling or buying needed
The Farmer to Farmer website is intended to help facilitate
that process. Best thought of as an electronic neighborhood bulletin board, the
Farmer to Farmer website allows local farmers to get in touch with one
another. The website facilitates the
local marketing of feed commodities where livestock producers in need of high
moisture corn, corn silage, hay, or straw can easily make contact with farmers
that have feed commodities for sale. The site, developed and supported by UW-Extension,
can be found at http://farmertofarmer.uwex.edu.
The Farmer to Farmer Corn and Forage List is free of charge for
both buyers and sellers. Users can
search for, or list for sale, hay, haylage, straw, high moisture corn, corn
silage or corn grain. Buyers can search
for farmers in just one Wisconsin county or in any number of counties at once.
This site has been an excellent way for buyers and sellers to get in-touch
locally. Neighbors often within short distances have been able to buy and sell
as a result of the website. All transactions and negotiations are handled
directly between buyers and sellers.
People who wish to use this service but do not have access to
the Internet can get access and assistance at their county UW-Extension office.
You can also call DATCP’s Wisconsin Farm Center at 800-942-2474, Monday through
Friday from 7:45 a.m.-4:30 p.m. for additional information.