Farm and Risk Management

1Farm&-Risk-MgmtThe Farm and Risk Management (FARM) Team consists of UW-Extension agents and specialists that provide research-based farm business management information and decision-making tools to farmers and agribusinesses. The team’s purpose is to help Wisconsin farmers improve business profitability and lifestyles through informed decision-making. Management topic areas include: strategic planning; financial management; business agreements; beginning farmer programs; dairy and grain price risk management; human resource management; farm succession and retirement planning.

More information can be found on the FARM Team website

Workgroups / Special Projects

  • Farm Business Succession and Retirement Planning
  • Financial and Strategic Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Management Assessment
  • Risk Management

Team Info


Heather Schlesser
Marathon County Agriculture Agent
(715) 261-1238


Jenny Vanderlin
Assistant Director, Center for Dairy Profitability
(608) 263-7795


Coach: Trisha Wagner