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WCO - Wisconsin Custom Operators
Representing custom farming in Wisconsin and beyond
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Heim Brothers Custom LLC // Kewaunee, Wis.
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WI Act 28 bill signing // Madison, Wis.
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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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Arneson Custom Farming // Barneveld, Wis.
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Touch-a-truck outreach event // Greenfield, 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 members elect directors, new officers, retiring directors honored
Posted On: March 01, 2024
Wisconsin Custom Operators members recently elected two directors, new officers, and honored a retiring director during the group’s annual business meeting on Feb. 21, held in conjunction with the Forage Symposium at the Chula Vista Resort.
Pat Johnson was re-elected to a second term on the board, while Bruce Dannenberg is a new addition.
2024 Forage Symposium Feb. 19-21
Posted On: December 11, 2023
The Symposium brings together members from WCO, MFA, and PNAAW along with industry, extension, and research professionals from across the Midwest. In 2024 the event will be held at Chula Vista Resort in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin.
A passion to chop
Posted On: November 20, 2023

The hills of Wisconsin’s Driftless Region were masked in a smoky haze from wildfires burning much farther north. Earlier that morning, it had rained. It wasn’t the best of hay drying days. Even so, by late morning, Ray called and said it was a “go.”

On this particular afternoon, 38-year-old Ray Liska was chopping alfalfa for Ocooch Dairy near Hillsboro, Wis. Chopping forage runs in the sixth-generation farmer’s blood. Between planting and harvesting their own crops, producing broiler chickens, and raising a family, Ray and his wife, Holly, own and operate a successful custom forage harvesting business called Apollo-Vale Enterprizes.

Read the fall issue of the Custom News
Posted On: November 19, 2023
The fall issue of the Custom News is here!

In this issue:
  • Feature: A passion to chop, Ray and Holly Liska
  • Auction info
  • WCO elections and news
From the President's Cab: short but sweet
Posted On: November 19, 2023

This is my last column as president. I still have a few months left in my term, but it’s the last time you’ll see me in this in this section. 

We knew my time as your president would be short because I was on the last year of my second term on the board, but like everything, the time has flown by. 

It’s been short and sweet. 2023 has been a good year for WCO, not only are we making progress as an association, but we had a chance to influence legislation and make some allies both in the Capitol and with agriculture partners. 


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