Who We Are

The Wisconsin Custom Operators is an organization comprised of individuals throughout the state who derive their income in whole or part from providing custom farming services. These services include: forage harvesting (alfalfa and corn silage), forage bagging, baling, tillage, planting, combining, trucking, manure handling, spraying, among other services.

News & Upcoming Events

2019 Forage Symposium! Feb. 18-20
Posted On: December 26, 2018
The Symposium brings together members from WCO and MFA along with industry, extension and research professionals from across the Midwest. Don't miss this exciting opportunity to network with fellow forage and nutrient colleagues. Make sure to book your hotel by Jan. 28, 2019 to receive the discounted rate. The Sympoisum will again be located at the Chula Vista in the Wisconsin Dells

View the agenda and register online - registration is open!

Attention Exhibitors! Booth information is now available! Remember, this show sells out every year and priority is given to WCO Gold and Platinum sponsors and early registrants. Click the links below for registration information.
Board nominations sought
Posted On: December 26, 2018
WCO is looking for Board of Director nominations. Elections will take place at the annual meeting on Feb. 20, 2019, held in conjunction with the Symposium event at Chula Vista Resort in Wisconsin Dells. Directors must be members of WCO and serve three year terms and with no more than two consecutive terms.
In 2019, WCO members will elect:
• Corporate director
• At-large director (operator)
If you are interested in running or know someone who is, please complete the board interest form (below) or contact: execdir@wiscustomoperators.org or (608) 577-4345.
Commercial Pesticide Applicator Training & Test - Feb 18
Posted On: November 18, 2018
Did you know that many custom operators need to have a commercial pesticide applicator's license? WCO is hosting a training and test on Feb. 18, the Monday of the Forage Symposium. Registration is $30 (+ the cost of the manual). WCO members will be refunded their registration fee upon completion.

The training will be administered by staff from DATCP and the PAT program at UW. You may register for the training when you register for the Symposium.

Please note that you must buy the training manual (print or pdf version) before attending the training. Purchase it online here
Who should attend: Owners, crew leaders, employees - anyone who handles eligible products. To learn more about nitrogen stabilizers, download the factsheet

Commercial PAT Details: 
Monday, Feb 18 | Chula Vista, Wisconsin Dells

9 a.m. - Registration
9:15 a.m. - Sessions begin
5 p.m. - training concludes
WCO Employee of the Year Award - Due Dec. 1
Posted On: August 31, 2018
One of the biggest issues in agriculture is labor. Even with our struggles, we have excellent employees! The WCO Employee of the Year award honors an indivudual who is hard-working, loyal, eager to learn and understands the importance of safety (and mentors others in this area).

The deadline is Dec 1 and the winner will receive $750 and the nominator will receive $250! Click here to learn more about the award and how you can nominate one of your employees.

Still not convinced? Watch this video from Ray Liska, WCO's VP.  


Interested In Becoming A Member?

P.O. Box 567
De Forest, WI 53532