With farmland selling at record prices, next-generation farmers need our help

Two articles came up in my newsfeed this week: One from The New York Times - Farmland Values Hit Record Highs, Pricing Out Farmers and from local news in Iowa - Record price for Iowa farmland now $30,000 an acre Let's pause to let that sink in. This record comes on the heels of the … Continue reading With farmland selling at record prices, next-generation farmers need our help

New regenerative ag videos for chilly weather

When you need an excuse to stay inside and on the couch, you can say it's for educational purposes when you're watching these new regenerative agriculture videos, just published. First up: FoxRAP's Listen to the Land Community Story Project, where we get to know our local farmers who grow our food, steward the land, and … Continue reading New regenerative ag videos for chilly weather

5 uses for fall leaves on your land

Somewhere we Wisconsinites were taught that leaves are enemies to banish from the landscape. We spend much time and effort on this endeavor. In reality, fall leaves are incredibly beneficial for our land, gardens, even livestock. They're full of carbon [plant food] and minerals drawn up from deep in the earth by the tree roots. … Continue reading 5 uses for fall leaves on your land

Land stewardship for wildlife habitat

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

Green Lake Conservation Field Day this Saturday

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

August is National Water Quality Month. How to celebrate? Embrace the wetland.

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.

How an organic CSA and livestock farm incorporates food-grade grains

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

Supporting the future of maple syrup in Wisconsin

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

June is National Pollinator Month

The web abounds with info about the importance of pollinators, especially for food and farms. So we won't get into that here. Nonetheless, we at FoxRAP are excited that these important neighbors of ours get their own month and will share at least these two resources to help us all celebrate pollinators in Wisconsin. Saving … Continue reading June is National Pollinator Month