Aging farmers in Wisconsin fear nursing care may cost farm
April 30, 2017
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Aging farmers are growing more concerned about what happens to the family farm once they're gone.
The Wisconsin Farm Center's economic development consultant, Frank Friar, told Wisconsin Public Radio (http://bit.ly/2oGshAO) it has helped develop about 200 transition plans with farmers over the past couple of years. The majority are concerned about what happens if they end up in a nursing home.
"If they've had parents in a nursing home, they know some of the consequences. They've watched their savings dwindle away. It's a difficult situation," Friar said. "They want to...