The Wisconsin Farm Center at the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection has a lot of resources available to help farmers continue farming. Whether it’s financial consulting, transition planning, herd-based diagnostics or even farmer wellness – they’ve got the help you need to keep your farming operation going strong.
The Farm Center also understands that farmers face situations that may force them to consider a new career. And that’s why they’ve come out with a new workbook for farmers to use as a guide when pursuing a job off the farm.
Both the Program Supervisor Dan Bauer and the Farmer Wellness Program Coordinator Karen Endres come in-studio to walk us through why this workbook was a priority and what it all entails.
The free, self-paced workbook for farmers includes information on setting goals, identifying transferable skills, searching for jobs, resume and cover letter writing, and interviewing skills. The workbook is available here: https://datcp.wi.gov/Pages/AgDevelopment/FarmCenterOverview.aspx
Printed copies can be requested by contacting the Farm Center at (800) 942-2474 or [email protected].
“Farmers are known for being disciplined, effectively solving problems, and their tremendous work ethic, which are qualities coveted by employers,” says DATCP’s Farm Center Supervisor Dan Bauer. “This step-by-step guide was written with Wisconsin farmers in mind. It will help farmers identify and market skills that make them valuable, and set themselves up for a successful career search.”
In addition to the workbook, the Farm Center offers transition planning services, including assistance with goal setting, analyzing farm viability, reviewing plans, mitigating risk, and implementing strategies. Get more info: https://datcp.wi.gov/Pages/AgDevelopment/FarmCenterOverview.aspx