Farmers plant seeds in the soil each year with the expectation of growing a successful crop. Careful planning, accurate decision making and swift action are crucial steps in the process. Farmer’s carefully consider farm profitability, conservation of natural resources and public relationships with each decision that is made! During each growing season, market volatility, extreme weather events and equipment troubles are all possible risks. The complex decision-making matrix of farming becomes much more challenging when risks are realized. Extension is present and ready to assist with farm planning and decision making. Securing the foundation of Wisconsin farms will prepare these farms to withstand many challenges!