2017 - 2018 LEGISLATURE
February 28, 2018 - Introduced by Senators Vinehout and Ringhand, cosponsored
by Representatives Considine, Vruwink, Spreitzer, Kolste, Anderson,
Fields, Berceau, Sargent, Genrich, Pope, Shankland, Meyers, Goyke,
Zamarripa and C. Taylor. Referred to Committee on Universities and
1An Act to create
20.285 (1) (em) and 36.25 (55) of the statutes;
2creating University of Wisconsin-Extension positions for farm succession
3planning and making an appropriation.
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
This bill requires the Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System
to create two positions to advance the UW-Extension's farm succession planning
programs. The first position is a specialist within the Center for Dairy Profitability
to assist in the financial aspects of farm succession management. The second
position is a specialist within the UW-Extension's Farm Management Institute to
assist in developing and delivering programs at the local level and focus on research,
training, and joint programming with county-based agriculture extension educators
throughout the state.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do
enact as follows:
20.005 (3) (schedule) of the statutes: at the appropriate place, insert 5
the following amounts for the purposes indicated:
- See PDF for table
20.285 (1) (em) of the statutes is created to read:
(em) Farm succession planning positions.
The amounts in the 3
schedule for the positions created under s. 36.25 (55).
36.25 (55) of the statutes is created to read:
36.25 (55) Farm succession planning.
The Board of Regents shall create the 6
following 2 full-time positions to be funded from the appropriation under s. 20.285 7
(1) (em) to advance the extension's farm succession planning programs:
(a) One specialist within the Center for Dairy Profitability of the extension and 9
the University of Wisconsin-Madison to assist in the financial aspects of farm 10
(b) One specialist within the Farm Management Institute of the extension to 12
assist in developing and delivering programs at the local level and focus on research, 13
training, and joint programming with county-based agriculture extension educators 14
throughout the state.