Lakeshore Area Network for Dairy

What is LAND?

LAND is a program that is designed to assist people planning to enter or exit dairy farming. A local workgroup consisting of agricultural professionals from UW-Extension, Farm Service Agency, CP Feeds, Lakeshore Technical College, and Lakeshore Farm Management Association manage the program. LAND covers nine Lake Michigan area counties; they are Brown, Calumet, Door, Fond du Lac, Kewaunee, Manitowoc, Ozaukee, Sheboygan, and Washington.

LAND Testimonial Brochure (pdf)

What can LAND do for you?

  • Link exiting and beginning dairy producers in order to form a partnership or joint venture.
  • Assist beginning dairy producers with an opportunity to work with existing facilities and cows in order to start farming.
  • Assist exiting dairy producers to gradually transition out of farming.
  • Assist beginning dairy producers to locate a facility in order to start farming.
  • Assist exiting dairy producers in the transition out of the dairy business.

How do you qualify to be part of the program?

Exiting Farmers

  • You are thinking about retiring in the next few years.
  • You are looking to partner with someone to ease your daily work load.
  • You are looking to sell your property and business.
  • You are already out of farming, but would like to work with a beginning farmer in order to use the facilities.
  • Your operating or vacant farm is for sale or rent.

Beginning Farmers

  • You want to start dairy farming, but cannot afford to purchase an entire working operation right now.
  • You want to get some dairying experience before starting out on your own.
  • You would like to rent or buy a portion of a current working operation.

How do you sign up?

Fill out the attached document and send it back to:

Kewaunee County UWEX
810 Lincoln Street
Kewaunee, WI 54216

Exiting Information Sheet (Word Doc)

Beginning Farmer Information Sheet (Word Doc)

Any more questions? Contact your local member of LAND:

  • Scott Gunderson, Manitowoc County UW-Extension (920-683-4175)
  • Brad Englebert, Farm Service Agency (920-683-5119)
  • Cari Sabel, Farm Service Agency (920-683-5119)
  • Elizabeth Krause , Farm Service Agency (920-683-5119)
  • Greg Booher, Lakeshore Technical College (920-960-0551)
  • Joel Marquardt, Lakeshore Farm Management Association (920-775-3900)
  • Dennis Schueller, CP Feeds (920-901-1497)
  • Roger Sinkula (920-686-5660)
  • Aerica Bjurstrom, Kewaunee County Extension (920-388-7138)