In recent years, there has been growing public attention to an apparent decline in the rate at which young people have been entering the Wisconsin farm sector. Interest in farm entry arises from a public policy concern that if too few young people enter farming in the coming decade, the viability of the Wisconsin farm sector in general, and the dairy industry in particular, could be threatened. A number of public and private initiatives to assist beginning farmers have been proposed, and a few programs including subsidized loans and planning for a computerized land-link system to match entering and exiting farmers-were initiated in the first half of 1994 by various agencies of the state government.
Getting in While the Going's Tough: Entry in theWisconsin Farm SectorATFFI Technical Report No. 1
Citation InformationJackson-Smith, Douglas B. 1994. Getting in While the Going's Tough: Entry in the Wisconsin Farm Sector. ATFFI Technical Report No. 1, Agricultural Technology and Family Farm Institute, University of Wisconsin: Madison, October. http://www.pats.wisc.edu/pubs/81