Training and Transitioning New Farmers: A Practical Experiment in Farmer Self-Development and Institutional Reinvention

Project Overview

Project Type: Research and Education
Funds awarded in 1995: $85,800.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/1999
Matching Non-Federal Funds: $147,250.00
Region: North Central
State: Wisconsin
Project Coordinator:
George Stevenson
UW-Madison, Center for Integrated Ag. Systems

Annual Reports

Information Products


  • Agronomic: grass (misc. perennial), hay
  • Animals: sheep
  • Animal Products: dairy


  • Animal Production: housing, pasture fertility, pasture renovation, grazing - rotational, stockpiled forages, feed/forage
  • Crop Production: windbreaks
  • Education and Training: mentoring
  • Farm Business Management: budgets/cost and returns, feasibility study, agricultural finance, whole farm planning
  • Natural Resources/Environment: riverbank protection
  • Sustainable Communities: analysis of personal/family life, employment opportunities
    Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or SARE.