Farmer to Farmer Website Continues to Aid with Feed Needs
Wisconsin Ag Connection - 06/16/2017
The University of Wisconsin-Extension is reminding potential buyers and sellers of quality feed products that the Internet provides a great venue to do business. Extension agents say the Farmer to Farmer website serves as an excellent resource to look for hay,
high moisture corn, corn silage, or straw.
"It has been a long time since we've seen this degree of alfalfa loss in northeast Wisconsin," said Mike Ballweg, University of Wisconsin-Extension Fond du Lac County crops and soils agent. "Many farms are reporting losses as high as 70 percent."
Because of these losses, there may be an interest in selling hay from counties with surplus forage inventories to areas of the state in need of forages.
The site can be found at: http://farmertofarmer.uwex.edu. Agents say it is one of the best electronic neighborhood bulletin board services for local farmers to get in touch with one another.
The Farmer to Farmer Corn and Forage List is free of charge. And buyers can search for farmers in just one Wisconsin county or in any number of counties at once.
People who wish to use this service but do not have access to the Internet can get access and assistance at their county UW-Extension office.