New Program Can Help Decision Making

A new program from University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Extension educators in collaboration with the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection’s Farm Center staff will help Wisconsin farmers make decisions and plan for their future. An introductory web meeting will be held on Friday, Dec. 10, 2021, from 11 am – noon.  

The program, Cultivating Your Farm’s Financial Future, is being piloted with a select group of farmers in early 2022. 

By the end of the program, participants will gain a sense of financial decision-making control and make key decisions about their farm and its future.  

The program will also help farmers reduce stress. Planning for the future has been shown to be an effective way for farmers to increase peace of mind, improve relationships and communication on the farm, and assist with business resiliency. The program will also give farmers tools to help cope with stress.  

Farms interested in participating in this free and confidential opportunity are encouraged to attend an introductory Zoom on Dec. 10, 2021 from 11 a.m. -12 p.m. to learn more about the program and to meet other participants and program organizers. Register for the Zoom:

For more information about the December 10th Zoom or about the entire program, contact Joy Kirkpatrick at [email protected] or 608-263-3485. 

This educational program funded by a subaward of the North Central Farm and Ranch Stress Assistance Center: Engaging Programs to Support Producer Well-being (NCFRSAC) supported by USDA/NIFA under award number 2020-70028-32728.