Farmers We Serve Assisting farmers throughout Wisconsin.

About the Farmers We Serve

The Wisconsin farmers we serve come from all types of operations, including beef, dairy, hog, cash-crop, and specialty farms. What each farmer has in common is the presence of a disability or medical diagnosis that limits their ability to complete their farm work. These disabilities may include, but are not limited to:

  • Arthritis
  • Back injuries
  • Injuries caused by repetitive use
  • Joint replacement
  • Limb amputation or crush injuries
  • Mental or cognitive impairment
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Stroke

Our Rural Rehabilitation Specialists have farm backgrounds and understand the issues farmers face every day. This makes it possible for them to communicate with farmers and collaborate with them to identify limitations affecting farm tasks and discuss accommodations for disabilities.

Services received by farmers may include:

  • Over-the-phone consultation
  • An on-farm assessment by a Rural Rehabilitation Specialist
  • Development of plans for accommodation
  • Identification of suitable assistive technology
  • Identification of resources and possible funding options
  • Case management to assure all was successfully explicated

FARM Program Client Stories

Krautkramer Brothers Dairy Farm
Bo-Irish Farms
Good Earth Farms
FARM Program Video

For more information on our FARM Program, contact Melba Brown at 800.422.2324 ext. 125 or directly at 608.237.1446.