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WCO - Wisconsin Custom Operators
Representing custom farming in Wisconsin and beyond
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D & J Manthe Forage Service LLC // DeForest, Wis.
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Blasel Custom Fieldwork // Dorchester, Wis.
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United Ag Enterprises, LLC // Seymour, Wis.
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Four Star Ag, LLC // ‚ÄčNeillsville, Wis.
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Arneson Custom Farming // Barneveld, Wis.
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Halopka Field Services // Dorchester, Wis.

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.

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News & Events

WCO safety certification sessions available online
Posted On: March 24, 2023
Thanks to everyone who came out to the Forage Symposium in February. We had to cancel two safety certification sessions due to the weather. Our speaker, Dr. John Shutske, graciously recorded his sessions and provided additional materials linked in the video comments. There are even “participation templates” in the stress topic for you to use for your team members.
WCO honors Danzinger and Ertl; 2023 applications due May 1
Posted On: March 20, 2023
WCO recently awarded two scholarships to students pursuing further education. These students were selected based on leadership, civic engagement, academics and volunteer activities related to agriculture. Students also submitted essays detailing their educational and vocational plans for the future. Scholarship winners are required to have ties to the WCO – either as a member, relative or employee of a member, or as a relative of a member-client. Students received a $1,000 scholarship. 
Three directors elected to WCO board, retiring directors honored
Posted On: March 02, 2023
WCO members recently elected three directors and honored retiring directors during the group’s annual business meeting on Feb. 22, held in conjunction with the Forage Symposium at the Chula Vista Resort. 
Jeremy Heim and John Osterhaus were elected as operator directors. Randy Clark was elected as a corporate director.
Read the fall issue of the Custom News
Posted On: November 19, 2022
The fall issue of the Custom News is here!

In this issue:
  • Feature: WCO fundraising auction
  • Issues to watch
  • Nutrient management education
  • New product showcase
  • WCO board elections
From the President's Cab: blessed to have each other
Posted On: November 19, 2022

By Raymond Liska

Shaking, rattling, grinding, knocking, are all too familiar to farm equipment operators. Torn belts, loose bolts, and failed bearings are just a few things that could be wrong and must be dealt with immediately. 

Having a good sense for something going wrong is as important as being able to turn the wheel when the harvest is on the line. Operators use their skills and experiences to manage their machines persistently day in and day out. 


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