Here at FoxRAP, we've got 4 pillar objectives: Connect community Grow local food and farm products Preserve farms Protect natural resources Right now, we have a big project underway that, while ultimately checks each of those boxes, will be a huge step forward for farmland preservation in our area. One tool we'll be using to … Continue reading Agriculture Conservation Easements: a critical land preservation tool
From the article: “We’re trying to create a more vibrant local food economy, one in which farmers can provide high-quality, healthy food to the people of this community while farming in such a way as to preserve our environment.” said Kristy Allen, one of the founding members of the [St. Croix Valley Food Alliance in … Continue reading InspireBites: “Wisconsin farmers join together to get healthy food to people in their region”
Author's note: FoxRAP is an agricultural organization, and our resources are often designed for farmers. But many of those resources, including the ones we're sharing here today, can be applied on non-farm land, even in an urban backyard. We believe everyone is a land steward and we strive to support stewards of all sizes. If … Continue reading Land stewardship for wildlife habitat
Welcome to our new series, InspireBites. These are bite-size stories to inspire us as we work toward a better future for our community. No matter what your job is, you play a crucial role in that. Here's some inspiration to take with you this week. A new development on former farmland in Tennessee Credit: Brooks … Continue reading InspireBites: “We’re sacrificing the land that sustains us”
Celebrate National Water Quality month and visit FoxRAP at the Conservation Field Day hosted by the Green Lake Association and Green Lake County Farm Bureau. Our friends, Farm Bureau's Pete Badtke and GLA's Stephanie Prellwitz explain it all on WFRV in Green Bay. The details: Albright Family Farm Aug 20, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM … Continue reading Green Lake Conservation Field Day this Saturday
Despite residing in Green Lake for nearly 3 years, I'd never been to the Norwegian Bay Wetlands on Big Green Lake. So this year, when Water Quality Month rolled around, I decided enough is enough. Tuesday at 1:14pm is as good a time as any. I packed the kids, the snacks, and a water bottle … Continue reading August is National Water Quality Month. How to celebrate? Embrace the wetland.
Come on down to the Green Lake County Fair! It's FoxRAP's first year at the fair, and holy smokes, are we excited. Stop by our booth by the Kids Zone Thurs Aug 4 - Sat Aug 6, 11-7pm or Sunday, Aug 7, 12-4pm. We'll be: making monarch balls with wildflower seedsdemonstrating how a watershed works … Continue reading It’s Green Lake County Fair Time!
Green Lake County recently approved a non-metallic mine on farmland near Big Green Lake, Mitchell Glen, Dakin Creek and White Creek. Read our organization's letter to Green Lake County Land Use Planning and Zoning Committee here. Photo: Mitchell Glen. Courtesy of Green Lake Sanitary District.
You're invited! Join Midwest GRIT, a Michael Fields Agricultural Institute program to empower small-scale grain farmers in the Upper Midwest, for a field day and lunch discussion at Gwenyn Hill Farm in Waukesha, WI July 29th, 9:30am -12:30pm. Gwenyn Hill Farm grows certified organic produce and practices regenerative agriculture, maintaining the biodiversity of the fields and woodlands. In addition to diversified … Continue reading How an organic CSA and livestock farm incorporates food-grade grains
If you are a maple syrup producer or tap maple trees in Wisconsin, your input is needed! Whether you make syrup for yourself or as a commercial producer, your input is valuable. Please help UW–Extension develop educational programs and resources to support maple syrup producers in the state by completing an online survey. The survey … Continue reading Supporting the future of maple syrup in Wisconsin