Farmer to Farmer website links buyers and sellers

Contact: Michael Ballweg, 920-459-5904, michael.ballweg@wisc.edu

A cooler than normal growing season and an early frost that ended crop development earlier than desired, has left many farmers with a corn crop still high in moisture. To facilitate the local marketing of feed commodities, University of Wisconsin-Extension has developed a website where livestock producers in need of high moisture corn can find corn growers who have high moisture corn for sale. The website is http://farmertofarmer.uwex.edu .

The Farmer to Farmer Corn and Forage List is free of charge for both buyers and sellers. Users can search for high moisture corn, corn grain, haylage, hay or straw. Buyers and sellers can search in just one county or in any number of counties at once.

“This site has been an excellent way for buyers and sellers to get in-touch locally”, says Mike Ballweg, UW-Extension crops and soils agent in Sheboygan County. Neighbors often within short distances have been able to buy and sell as a result of the website. Buyers can locate feed for their animals easily. Sellers can find buyers and save money in grain drying costs if they sell their crop as high moisture corn.

Buyers and sellers can access the website immediately by going to: http://farmertofarmer.uwex.edu. People who wish to use this service but do not have access to the Internet can get access and assistance at their county UW-Extension office. For more information please contact: Mike Ballweg, Sheboygan County UW-Extension crops and soils agent at 920-459-5904.

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