Your Farm Future Programs

Here is a Sampling of Available Programs from UW-Extension on Your Farm Future (including future and financial planning)


THRIVE Today for Tomorrow™

Extension offers this educational program that includes a curriculum and toolkit for farmers and ag professionals to “THRIVE” focusing on business, communication, and mental health.

Contact: Stephanie Plaster, Washington and Ozaukee County UW-Extension,

Shifting Gears for Your Later Farming Years

Contact us to learn about how you can attend a retirement planning session for farmers in order to estimate your living needs and income streams. Participants will also consider what you will do with your time and consider estate planning options as you shift gears towards retirement.

Contact: Joy Kirkpatrick, Outreach Specialist for UW Center for Dairy Profitability,

Your Farm Future: A Blueprint

Extension can provide blueprint to move your farm forward.  It is intended for farmers interested in planning and preparing for the future of their business in the context of current challenging economic conditions. Farmers may need to further develop and/or re-evaluate the goals for their business, which may include additional family members, and better understanding of financial information.

Contact: Jenny Vanderlin, Associate Director, UW Center for Dairy Profitability,

Farming Your Finances

Working with a case farm, Extension offers this workshop series using instructor-led presentations and interactive classroom exercises, homework including YouTube review presentations, and pre- and post-quizzes of the material to assist in learning about farm financial management.

Contact: Sandy Stuttgen, Extension Taylor County,

Heart of the Farm

Heart of the Farm is a farm management and production education series for women to improve farm business decision-making.  The goal is to address the needs of farm women by providing education on pertinent topics, connecting them with agricultural resources, and creating support networks.

Contact: Jenny Vanderlin, UW-Extension, UW Center for Dairy Profitability,