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A Guide to Health Insurance and Worker's Compensation Insurance for Farm Families is one of many helpful publications for consumers published by the Wisconsin Office of the Commissioner of Insurance (OCI).

Farmers' Health Cooperative of Wisconsin is a Co-Op Care product offering multiple health care plan options for farmers and agribusiness, made possible by the Wisconsin Co-Op Care law that passed in 2003. It is a joint effort of the Cooperative Network, Agri-Services Agency, and Anthem. Visit its website to learn more about the Farmers' Health Cooperative, or to see who is eligible. You can also call 1-888-863-5713.

Health Care for Wisconsin Immigrants, from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS), explains how you and your family may be eligible for health care coverage. This information is also available in:

Health Care for Migrant Workers:  This information from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services explains how you and your family may be able to get health care in Wisconsin. This information is available in:

National Farm Medicine Center (NFMC) (PDF, 2.2 MB) :  This is a not–for–profit program of the Marshfield Medical Research Foundation, a division of Marshfield Clinic. Established in 1981, NFMC addresses the disease and injury problems of the nation's farmers, ranchers, and others working in industries related to agriculture. 

The University of Wisconsin Center for Agricultural Safety and Health  provides health and safety information for farmers and farm workers in Wisconsin.

North American Guidelines for Children’s Agricultural Tasks, sponsored by the National Children’s Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety, can help you figure out whether or not your children are ready for a variety of agricultural jobs. Each guide covers one job and includes adult responsibilities, a checklist of the child’s abilities and a list of potential hazards for the job described.

AgrAbility of Wisconsin works to promote success in agriculture for farmers with disabilities and their families. AgrAbility is the result of a partnership between the University of Wisconsin Cooperative Extension and Easter Seals Wisconsin.

Easter Seals Wisconsin's FARM Program (Farm Assessment Rehabilitation Methods) helps farmers with disabilities continue farming.

Last Revised: April 17, 2014