Who’s going to get the farm? And what are they going to do with it? Will your future plans for your land create harmony or strife for your family? Or have you even started to think that far ahead? Map of My Kingdom, a play commissioned by Practical Farmers of Iowa and written by Iowa’s Poet Laureate Mary Swander, tackles the critical issue of land transition. In the drama, Angela Martin, a lawyer and mediator in land transition disputes, shares stories of how farmers and landowners she has worked with over the years approached their land successions. Following the 60-minute performance, there will be a 20-minute talkback followed by a two-hour workshop in which participants will leave with a solid draft of a letter that offers basics about their farmland, their strongest memories, and what they want most for their farmland’s future.
Thank you for joining us at our Winter Farmers’ Markets & Meals from November 2018 through March 2019. We hope you had an opportunity to share a meal made from locally produced ingredients with others in your community, purchase products directly from local farmers and producers, learn about sustainable farming practices and build connections with our vendors. We sponsored a total of 13 Markets this year in both the Madison and Milwaukee areas. Check out this past year's schedules and join us again next year! Next year's schedules should be available no later than October 1, 2019.
Madison Winter Farmers’ Market Schedule
Milwaukee Winter Farmers’ Market Schedule
If you are interested in hosting an event in your faith community see our Winter Farmers’ Market Overview for Congregational Hosts and contact one of our Coordinators.
Our Harvest Celebration on November 9 at Southwest Technical College in Fennimore succeeded in laying the groundwork for future projects that will benefit rural communities in Southwestern Wisconsin. We met to nurture the seeds planted at the Listening/Networking Sessions held earlier this year. We shared conversation while celebrating the season’s end with a locally-sourced meal prepared by Rex Smith of Southwest Tech.
Our conversation focused on the top priorities stated in our report, “Looking into the Future of Southwestern Wisconsin”:
We encouraged participants to apply for seed money to support new initiatives that would address these priorities. Those who were unable to attend the Harvest Celebration may apply by completing this form and submitting it to Roger Williams at firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis as long as funding is available.
For more details on the Harvest Celebration, see Brooke Bechen’s article in the Leader- Telegram on November 18.