In 2005, a group of farmers who found Easter Seals Wisconsin’s FARM services helpful, organized to “give back” to the program. The pilot project involved raising and selling donated calves, with proceeds of the sale donated to the FARM Program.
People have donated animals, transportation, materials, their farms and time, and feed to raise one or more calves. Proceeds from the sale of the animals go to the FARM Program to provide direct client services.
How the program works
Anyone interested in helping in any way with this worthwhile project is welcome.
Donations come from:
– recipients of FARM services,
– people from the community, and
– business owners
Donations can be, but are not limited to:
– host farms to raise animals
Donations, host farms, and sales are coordinated by a FARM Program staff member.
For further information, contact T Ellenbecker, Rural Rehabilitation Specialist, at
608-279-9437 or email her.