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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

Don’t forget about WCO’s mini-grant program!
Posted On: August 21, 2023

In addition to scholarships and other awards, WCO has a mini-grant program designed to provide smaller, more flexible awards to assist with important projects or programs that will benefit the custom farming community and the ag community. 

The WCO board feels strongly that it is important to invest in great people and innovative ideas. To learn more about the mini-grant program and to download the application, go to wiscustomoperators.org and click the “about us” tab. 

Read the summer issue of the Custom News
Posted On: August 21, 2023
The summer issue of the Custom News is here!

In this issue:
  • Feature: Wisconsin Act 28 signed into law
  • AgrAbility can help
  • Member survey results
  • Additional scholarship winner and auction plans
  • Mini-grant program
Wisconsin Act 28 signed into law
Posted On: August 21, 2023

On Aug. 4, and Gov. Tony Evers officially signed SB 66 into law, becoming Wisconsin Act 28.

Act 28 adjusts the maximum number of days a seasonal farm service industry employee can hold a restricted commercial driver’s license to 210 days to match current federal rules.  

WCO thanks all the ag groups who supported this legislation. As a small organization, their support was vital.

From the President’s Cab: WCO is working year-round
Posted On: August 21, 2023

By William Smith

Like much of Wisconsin, we experienced a productive spring with good planting conditions and a bountiful first crop. 

But nature had other plans for June, and drought-like conditions started to set in. However, we did get a few ‘million dollar’ rains and things started to look up. Farming is always a gamble, and this season is no different. If anything, it’s been the best season I can remember to make dry hay!

How can AgrAbility help YOU this growing season?
Posted On: August 21, 2023

By Andrea Klahn

During the 2023 growing season, remember to include your health and safety in your farm plans. 

Farming is hard on your body, but there are tools and equipment to help lessen the wear and tear. 

“Sometimes, it’s as easy as adding an extra step and handrail to your tractor or installing an automatic hitch,” says Andrea Klahn, Outreach Specialist for AgrAbility of Wisconsin. 


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