Oakdale Electric Cooperative and Wisconsin Electric Cooperative Association (WECA) have teamed up to offer dairy farmers a farm re-wiring financial assistance program.

The Safety First! loan and grant program is designed to assist dairy farmers with their farm's re-wiring to meet current electrical code standards.

This is a cost-sharing program with the following requirements:

  • Dairy farms only (including cows, goats, and sheep which are kept for the production of milk).

  • Existing homestead.

  • Pre- and post-program inspections by an approved state-certified inspector.

  • Work must be completed by a Master Electrician or an electrician who has completed the Farm Rewiring Program.

  • Before work commences, a bid from the electrician must meet loan/grant requirements.

  • A signed service agreement for length of loan.

  • Credit eligibility requirements. Financially, this program offers a loan/grant combination up to $30,000.

Farm Rewiring Program



Other financing is available as well:

  • Grants are available for 20% or up to $6,000 from WECA.

  • Loans are available for 80% or up to $24,000 from Oakdale Electric Cooperative. A 3% interest applies to this loan, and the farmer can take up to 5 years to repay the loan.

For more information on the Safety First! Rewiring Program, Contact Us or call 1-800-241-2468.