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 honors three scholarship winners; Accepting applications for 2015
Posted On: March 20, 2015
WCO recently awarded three scholarships to students pursuing further education. These students were selected based on leadership, civic engagement, academics and volunteer activities related to agriculture. Students also submitted essays detailing their educational and vocational plans for the future. Scholarship winners are required to have ties to the WCO – either as a member, relative of a member or employee of a member. Students received a $750 scholarship. 
WCO Safety Certification Program
Posted On: February 18, 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

Friday, March 20, 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Fox Valley Technical College Agricultural Center 
1825 N. Bluemound Drive, Appleton

Vander Kinter Reelected President; O'Leary Joins Board of Directors
Posted On: January 30, 2015
Kathy Vander Kinter has been reelected to serve as president of the Wisconsin Custom Operators, Inc. (WCO). Now serving her second 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.
Registration is Now Open for the 2015 Forage Symposium!
Posted On: December 04, 2014
Registration for the 2015 Forage Symposium event is now open! The Symposium bring 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 2, 2015 to receive the $70 per night rate.

Register for the 2015 event!
WCO Announces Membership Incentive Program
Posted On: October 03, 2014
In an effort to promote membership and the hard-­â€working WCO members who advocate for the organization, WCO is pleased to announce our 2015 membership incentive program. Any WCO member who refers a new member will receive $25 towards their membership for the following year. For example, if an employee of a current member joins WCO and lists the member name in the "Referred By" field on the membership application, the member will receive $25 towards their membership for the next membership cycle. If that same member encourages two new members to join, their membership would be FREE for the next membership cycle! Incentive dollars will not exceed the cost of a membership. As WCO members – we know the value of the organization – please help spread the word and grow WCO!
WCO releases radio PSA's promoting safe driving with youth and community
Posted On: April 15, 2014
The Wisconsin Custom Operators, Inc. (WCO) is pleased to announce the release of four 30-second radio public service announcements (PSA's) that promote safe driving and "sharing the road" with Wisconsin farmers during the upcoming spring planting season.

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P.O. Box 567
De Forest, WI 53532