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

Commercial Pesticide Applicator Training & Test - Feb 19
Posted On: November 05, 2017
Did you know that many custom operators need to have a commercial pesticide applicator's license? WCO is hosting a training and test on Feb. 19, the Monday of the Forage Symposium. Registration is $30 (+ the cost of the manual). WCO members will be refunded their registration fee upon completion.

The training will be administered by staff from DATCP and the PAT program at UW. You may register for the training when you register for the Symposium.

Please note that you must buy the training manual (print or pdf version) before attending the training. Purchase it online here
Who should attend: Owners, crew leaders, employees - anyone who handles eligible products. To learn more about nitrogen stabilizers, download the factsheet

Commercial PAT Details: 
Monday, Feb 19 | Chula Vista, Wisconsin Dells

9 a.m. - Registration
9:15 a.m. - Sessions begin
5 p.m. - training concludes
2018 Forage Symposium! Feb. 19-21
Posted On: November 04, 2017
The Symposium brings together members from WCO 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 6, 2018 to receive the discounted rate. The Sympoisum will again be located at the Chula Vista in the Wisconsin Dells

Register online here

Download the conference booklet

Attention Exhibitors! Booth information is now available! Remember, this show sells out every year and priority is given to WCO Gold and Platinum sponsors and early registrants. Click the links below for registration information.
WCO Employee of the Year Award - Due Dec. 1
Posted On: September 17, 2017
One of the biggest issues in agriculture is labor. Even with our struggles, many operators have excellent employees. WCO has created a brand new award to honor employees who are hard-working, loyal, eager to learn and understand the importance of safety (and mentor others in this area).

The deadline is Dec 1 and the winner will receive $750 and the nominator will receive $250! Click here to learn more about the award and how you can nominate one of your employees.
Save the Date! 2018 Forage Symposium - FEBRUARY 19-21
Posted On: May 07, 2017
In 2018 we are shifting the Forage Symposium to February! Please mark your calendars for February 19-21, 2018 again at the Chula Vista in Wisconsin Dells. Exhibitor and registration information will be available this fall.

Interested In Becoming A Member?

P.O. Box 567
De Forest, WI 53532