Wisconsin Potato and Vegetable Growers Association

Lochner joins DATCP Farm Center

MADISON, Wis. — The Wisconsin Farm Center is pleased to announce Michael Lochner has joined its staff as an agriculture economic development consultant specializing in business, financial and estate planning issues for Wisconsin farmers. Lochner brings more than 20 years of agricultural business experience from his previous work in banking, farm credit and farm services.

“We are fortunate to have someone of Mike’s experience, empathy and character join the Farm Center team,” said Kathy Schmitt, Farm Center bureau director. “His agricultural background, demeanor and genuine interest in helping farmers will be a great asset for Farm Center clients.”

Lochner is a native of Sauk City. He has worked on business plans and credit needs across all types of Wisconsin farms and businesses. Most recently, Lochner was agronomy manager for Greenville Cooperative in the Appleton area.

“I joined the Farm Center team because I want to help continue their work of assisting Wisconsin farmers become more successful,” said Lochner.

The Wisconsin Farm Center is a bureau within the Division of Agricultural Development at the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection. Since its inception in 1984, the Farm Center has helped thousands of Wisconsin farm families with the opportunities or challenges associated with farming. The Farm Center can be reached at 1-800-942-2474. There is no fee to the farmer and all information is kept strictly confidential.

— Wisconsin Department of Agriculture

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