MN grant program helps young farmers buy land

Minnesota launched what may be the nation's first-of-its-kind program to bring in a new, diverse generation of farmers as the current, 99%-white farmer population grows older. This $15,000 matching grant opened at 9:00 a.m. on January 4, 2023 and had 28 applications in the first five minutes. Within days, the funds were claimed, applications closed, … Continue reading MN grant program helps young farmers buy land

InspireBites: “Wisconsin farmers join together to get healthy food to people in their region”

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”

Exploring A Meat Harvest Co-op in Green Lake County

On December 14th, UW-Madison Division of Extension will be hosting an informational meeting for farmers interested in starting a cooperative to address the meat harvest plant shortage in the area and building a successful harvest plant business. If you are a livestock farmer, or someone who is concerned enough to take an active role in … Continue reading Exploring A Meat Harvest Co-op in Green Lake County