University of Wisconsin-Extension is asking for your input about farm transition and succession planning. For more information, see the press release below. To access the survey, go here.
For immediate release: March 20, 2014 Contact: Amy Greil
UW-EXTENSION FARM TRANSITION AND SUCCESSION
Farm succession has, by many local and statewide experts, been identified as one the most
urgent issue affecting farmers in Wisconsin. Nearly 6,000 Wisconsin dairy farm operators
(or two of every three) do not have a successor identified, leaving families, communities and
local economies in a state of financial insecurity.
This UW-Extension Farm Transition and Succession Planning Survey has been created
to determine needs regarding farm transition and succession planning for among farm
businesses in the state. Those with knowledge of the day-to-day operations and those who
own farmland are encouraged to participate in the survey. Any type of farm business can
participate in the survey if they are defined as a farm according to IRS definitions ($1,000
gross sales). Not all questions may apply to the situations of individual farms and no
question is required to be completed.
This UW-Extension Farm Transition and Succession Planning Survey was developed in
collaboration with Kenosha, Walworth and Racine Counties Cooperative Extension offices
with financial support from the UW-Extension Farm Team and Center for Dairy Profitability.
Questions about this project can be directed to Peg Reedy (firstname.lastname@example.org) 262-
741-4961 or Amy Greil (email@example.com) 262-857-1935.
The online survey can be accessed at: http://goo.gl/oa0CFG A paper copy can be requested
from UW-Extension Center for Dairy Profitability by calling 608.263.7795 or by e-mail at