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USDA Risk Management Agency
This agency regulates and supervises the Federal crop insurance program. More farmers and ranchers participate in and have more at stake in the crop insurance program than any other USDA program. RMA also helps farmers and ranchers learn how to improve their risk management skills.
UW-Extension Farmer to Farmer Hay, Forage & Corn List
Puts Wisconsin farmers in touch with one another for the purpose of buying and/or selling corn and forage. The farmer to farmer list is free of charge to both buyers and sellers. Users can list or search for high moisture corn, corn grain, corn silage, alfalfa haylage, sorghum sudangrass silage, soybean silage, or hay.
A web companion to the book Ag Help Wanted: Guidelines for Managing Agricultural Labor. Ag Help Wanted is an educational guidebook designed to assist every person who currently manages or expects to manage human resources on farms, ranches, nurseries, dairies, and other agricultural operations.
Wisconsin Center for Dairy Research
Serves as a national leader in strategic research to improve the competitive position of the dairy industry by linking Center/University faculty, staff, students and the dairy/food industries in order to address key issues resulting in the transfer of technology and communication of information.
Organic Trade Association
OTA’s mission is to promote and protect ORGANIC with a unifying voice that serves and engages its diverse members from farm to marketplace. OTA’s vision is to grow ORGANIC to achieve excellence in agriculture and commerce, protect the environment and enhance community well-being.
USDA National Organic Program
The US Dept of Agriculture website listing organic certification agents, consumer information, regulations and policy, producers, handlers and processors, and state information.
ATTRA – Sustainable Agriculture
ATTRA offers resources and tools for local food systems that secure fresh foods for their communities.
SARE–Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education (USDA)
Provides grant opportunities; maintains database of research reports; develops books, bulletins and educator guides.
AFSIC–Alternative Farming Systems Information Center (USDA)
Collects, organizes, and distributes information on alternative agriculture and provides reference services from the National Agricultural Library.
Farm and Risk Management
The Farm and Risk Management (FARM) Team consists of UW-Extension agents and specialists that provide research-based farm business management information and decision-making tools to farmers and agribusinesses.
UW Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems
Brings together university faculty, farmers, policy makers and others to study relationships between farming practices, farm profitability, the environment, and rural vitality
Program on Agricultural Technology Studies (PATS)
An interdisciplinary research and extension unit in the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences suspended its operation in 2012 due to budget cuts. The center was devoted to studying the impacts of technological change and public policies on Wisconsin farms.
Buying and Selling Hay and Straw
A multi-purpose site coordinated by University of Wisconsin Extension and the University of Minnesota Extension Service. You find information on what to know about buying and selling hay, what hay and straw are currently selling for, and links to several sites to buy and sell hay and straw ( including the Midwest Haylist, USDA Farm Service Agency Haylist, and others).
Understanding Dairy Markets
Your source for market information and price risk management principles.