Farm Center Offers New 24/7 Hotline and other Counseling Resources

MADISON – As of July 1, Wisconsin farmers facing increased stress and other challenges can access additional free and confidential counseling resources by contacting the Farm Center at the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP). As part of a new pilot program, the Farm Center can now connect callers to a 24/7 […]

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Welcome Julie Diepenbrock, 4-H Program Educator

We are pleased to welcome Julie Diepenbrock as our new 4-H Program Educator. Julie brings a wealth of experience in teaching, counseling, and community service. She was an Extension Home Economist and 4-H Agent for Kansas State, as well as having been a 4-H member and volunteer. Julie will begin her work here on July […]

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USDA Financial Assistance for Producers – COVID-19 Food Assistance Program

Who is eligible? Eligible producers (person or legal entity) of specified agricultural commodities who have suffered a five percent-or-greater price decline as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, and who face substantial marketing costs for inventories are eligible for CFAP (Coronovirus Food Assistance Program website) payments. These specified commodities include certain specialty crops, non-specialty crops, […]

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Food Resources to Help Get Through Covid-19

Many people are struggling to afford the food they need during the COVID-19 public health emergency. Across Wisconsin and the nation, many households have lost some or all of their regular income. Others have lost access to usual sources of food, such as school meals and senior meal programs.  This webpage (provides information about public […]

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