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 ( 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...

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