Beginning With Badgerland Program Relaunched

Badgerland Financial retools program to help farmers start or grow their operation.

Published on: Sep 17, 2013

Badgerland Financial is relaunching its Beginning with Badgerland initiative. This program helps farm entrepreneuers successfully start and grow their farm businesses.

The Beginning with Badgerland program, originally launched in 2008, is open to any beginning farmer in Badgerland Financial's service area, regardless of age or type of farming enterprise they operate. Beginning farmers who are not currently Badgerland Financial customers are also invited to take advantage of this opportunity.

"As Wisconsin's leading provider of credit and other financial services to farmers, we understand the importance of helping new producers get off to a great start in their farming careers," explained Diane Cole, CEO of Badgerland Financial. "As a farmer-owned cooperative, we support all producers, no matter the size of their operation, their age or even if they are not yet members of our cooperative."

The Beginning with Badgerland program helps farm entrepreneuers successfully start and grow their farm businesses.
The Beginning with Badgerland program helps farm entrepreneuers successfully start and grow their farm businesses.

Three main features encompass the refreshed Beginning with Badgerland program:

*Beginning farmers are invited to apply for grant funds to offset the cost of training, professional services, such as tax preparation or other business related expenses.

*Customized financing packages are available for program participants and are tailored specifically to meet each producer's unique needs.

*Participants may take advantage of a free consultation with one of Badgerland Financial's farm tax or accounting specialists.

To learn more about the Beginning with Badgerland program, contact Paul Dietmann at 608.370.6956 or paul.dietmann@badgerlandfinancial.com.

Badgerland Financial, headquartered in Prairie du Sac, is a locally-owned cooperative serving members through offices in 17 communities in 33 southern Wisconsin counties. It is committed to delivering on its vision of cultivating prosperity in agriculture and rural Wisconsin. To learn more, visit badgerlandfinancial.com.                               

Source: Badgerland Financial