Who We Are

The Wisconsin Custom Operators is an organization comprised of individuals throughout the state who derive their income in whole or part from providing custom farming services. These services include: forage harvesting (alfalfa and corn silage), forage bagging, baling, tillage, planting, combining, trucking, manure handling, spraying, among other services.

News & Upcoming Events

WCO Re-elects Vander Kinter; Elects Directors, Officers
Posted On: February 02, 2016
Board Photo
Kathy Vander Kinter has been re-elected to serve as president of the Wisconsin Custom Operators, Inc. (WCO). Now serving her third year in the role, she is the first female president in the history of the organization. Vander Kinter is employed by Vander Kinter Farms, LLC, a custom harvesting and manure hauling business in Green Bay, owned by her husband Luke and extended family members.
“I am honored to serve another year as president and to help continue WCO’s forward momentum. Our Safety Certification Program is in its second year with a training event planned for March 18.  We also just unveiled data from the WCO Member Survey. WCO remains committed to adding value to our members’ businesses,” said Vander Kinter.
WCO website helps farmers locate nearest custom operator
Posted On: December 20, 2015
If hours in the day were unlimited, all farmers could manage crops, livestock and manure on their own. But sometimes, it is more efficient and cost effective to hire a custom operator.
This winter, as farmers make decisions for the upcoming growing season, they should also be making arrangements with their local custom operator. 
Registration is Now Open for the 2016 Forage Symposium! January 25-27
Posted On: December 07, 2015
Registration for the 2016 Forage Symposium event is now open! The Symposium brings together members from WCO, PNAAW and MFA along with industry, extension and research professionals from across the Midwest. Don't miss this exciting opportunity to network with fellow forage and nutrient colleagues. Make sure to book your hotel by January 8, 2016 to receive the $70 per night rate.

Register for the 2016 event!
Forage Symposium - Exhibitor and Sponsor Information
Posted On: December 06, 2015
The Forage Symposium is just around the corner! Exhibitors and Sponsors - Click the links below to register. Please contact us with any questions

Note, this date DOES NOT conflict with the USCHI conference. Exhibitors and members are encouraged to attend both events.
WCO Safety Certification Program
Posted On: August 05, 2015
WCO has developed a safety certification course free for members to keep you and your employees up-to-date on the latest in safety rules and regulations. Insurance companies feel strongly about safety, and are willing to offer discounts to WCO members who become safety certified and embrace the content of the safety certification program.

Register for the WCO Safety Certification Program

2016 Date: Friday, March 18, 2016 at Arlington Research Station - Arlington, WI - *** Note new venue***


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P.O. Box 567
De Forest, WI 53532