LAND – Lakeshore Area Network for Dairy


What is LAND?

LAND is a program that is designed to assist people planning to enter or exit dairy farming. A local work group consisting of agricultural professionals from UW-Extension, Farm Service Agency, CP Feeds, Investors Community Bank and Lakeshore Farm Management Association manage the program. LAND covers nine Lake Michigan area counties: Brown, Calumet, Door, Fond du Lac, Kewaunee, Manitowoc, Ozaukee, Sheboygan, and Washington. LAND Brochure


What can LAND do for you?

  • Link exiting and beginning dairy producers in order to form a partnership or joint venture
  • Assist beginning dairy producers with an opportunity to work with existing facilities and cows in order to start farming
  • Assist exiting dairy producers to gradually transition out of farming
  • Assist beginning dairy producers to locate a facility in order to start farming
  • Assist exiting dairy producers in the transition out of the dairy business

How do you qualify to participate in the program?

Exiting Farmers

  • You are thinking about retiring in the next few years
  • You are looking to partner with someone to ease your daily work load
  • You are looking to sell your property and business
  • You are already out of farming, but would like to work with a beginning farmer in order to use the facilities
  • Your operating or vacant farm is for sale or rent

Beginning Farmers

  • You want to start dairy farming, but cannot afford to purchase an entire working operation at this time
  • You want to get some dairying experience before starting out of your own
  • You would like to rent or buy a portion of a current working operation

How do you sign up?

Fill out the appropriate document below and send it back to:


Manitowoc County UW-Extension

P.O. Box 935

Manitowoc, WI 54220-0935

LAND Brochure Publisher

Beginning Farmer Worksheet

Exiting Farmer Worksheet

More questions? Contact your local member of LAND:

  • Angie Ulness, Manitowoc County UW-Extension, 920-683-4511
  • Brad Englebert, Farm Service Agency, 920-683-5119
  • Joel Marquardt, Lakeshore Farm Management Assoc., 920-775-3900
  • Dennis Schueller, CP Feeds, 920-901-1497
  • Roger Sinkula, Investors Community Bank, 920-686-5660
  • Aerica Bjurstrom, Kewaunee County UW-Extension, 920-388-7138
  • Tina Kohlman, Fond Du Lac County UW-Extension, 920-929-3180
  • Eric Ronk, Calumet County, UW -Extension, 920-849-1450


Support Extension