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*** New Crop Budget Analyzer****

This is a great tool to help you determine your cost of production for corn, soybeans, wheat and alfalfa.
Click HERE for the Excel spreadsheet.

Record Keeping forms

Record keeping is an important tool that can assist in making production decisions easier and improves the profitability of the farming operation. Attached are two record keeping forms that can assist you:

Wisconsin Livestock Identification Consortium (WLIC)

The Wisconsin Premises Registration Act requires anyone who keeps, houses, or co-mingles livestock to register their premises.

WLIC is a multi-species effort led by Wisconsin’s livestock and industry organizations in cooperation with DATCP, USDA, and Extension. Premises registration is the foundation for a national animal ID trace back system.

A database of locations where livestock are produced, raised, and kept will aid animal health officials. For online premise registration or for more information visit the following site,

Siting Livestock Operations

On April 13, 2004, Governor Doyle signed a new law that strikes a balance between growing animal agriculture, protecting the environment, and respecting local decision making.The new law, 2003 Wisconsin Act 235 directs the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection to develop a rule that provides a predictable framework for county and municipal decisions to site or expand livestock facilities. To learn more about the new law and its progress, visit their web site.

Low Cost Energy Savings

Looking for ways to save some money?The following fact sheets suggest a variety of ways to decrease your electricity costs.(pdf format)

Farm Leases

The following are lease agreement available for downloading or printing (pdf format)

Farm Safety

You can never be too safe. The following sites provide information to help protect yourself, your family, visitors and employees

General Resources

Wisconsin’s Farm Equipment Custom Rate Guide

The 2017 Wisconsin Custom Rate Guide was compiled by the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), Wisconsin Field Office, in cooperation with the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection, the University of Wisconsin-Extension, and the College of Agricultural & Life Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Madison.

This summary is the result of a mail survey which collected rates paid by farmers for custom work performed in 2017. The figures are based on reports by farmers who hired custom work, custom operators and farmers who performed custom work, and machinery dealers who rented out equipment. There were 707 reports compiled. Click here for the Custom Rate Guide.

Central Wisconsin Agricultural Specialization Resources

Natasha Paris, Regional Crops Educator
Marquette, Waushara, Green Lake & Adams Counties
UW-Madison Division of Extension
Phone: 608-228-8325

Adam Hartfiel, Regional Livestock Educator
Adams, Green Lake & Waushara Counties
UW-Madison Division of Extension
Phone: 920-422-2084

Stacy Graff, Fair and Office Coordinator
UW-Madison Division of Extension – Green Lake County
571 County Road A
Green Lake WI 54941-8630
Phone: 920-294-4032
Fax: 920-294-4176

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