Jim Franks


I grew up on a 200 acre dairy farm near Black River Falls, WI and graduated from Black River Falls High School in 1982.

After high school I attended UW-Stout in Menomonie, WI majoring in Industrial Technology with a concentration in Manufacturing Engineering. During my college years I worked summers for Lunda Construction bridge builders as well as on the family dairy farm. I graduated from UW-Stout in May of 1987 with a Bachelor of Science degree.

After college I went to work for Food Engineering Service, a manufacturer of stainless steel egg processing equipment in Los Angles, CA.

Then in 1989 I moved back to Wisconsin and I accepted a position with Badger Mining Corporation, a Silica sand mining company, for a period of 26 years, while taking up a Real Estate career in 2013.

In 2017 I started my own real estate firm, “Badger State Realty”,Solutions for your real estate needs. I specialize in Homes, Farms, vacant land, lots and hunting land.

When time permits I substitute teach and drive bus for the Osseo-Fairchild School District.

I currently live near Osseo WI on a 160 acre hobby farm with my wife and two children. 

Jim Franks