October 3, 2018

Wisconsin Farm Employment by Sector

Year Crops Dairy Other Livestock All farms
2007 6,445 8,332 1,730 16,507
2017 7,163 14,684 2,400 24,247
———- ———- ——- —————– ———–
Average annual growth 1.1% 5.8% 3.8% 3.9%

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages

Farm Employment by County

Relative Importance by County

Increases in Farm Wages

UWEX/CDP Wisconsin Farm Labor Survey 2018

Survey details

  • April 2018
  • Covered 224 dairy farms
  • Covering 2899 dairy farm employees
  • Asked about wages of:

    a) General labor
    b) Specialized Labor 
    c) Managers/Herdsperson

Farm Wages Across Wisconsin

Wage Distributions by Job Types

Employees Benefits

Employee Turnover

Recruitment