Sun, Aug 28|
Red Door Family Farm
Field Day: Red Door Family Farm
Conservation Walk & Talk
Time & Location
Aug 28, 2022, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM CDT
Red Door Family Farm, 245423 State Hwy 97, Athens, WI 54411
About the Event
All women farmers, landowners and conservationists from Marathon, Portage, Shawano and surrounding counties are welcome to attend-- whatever your background, from beginners to experts!
Tour a vegetable CSA farm and see how conservation practices have been integrated into the farm.
View food producing trees and shrubs next to existing planting, native prairie strips, multi-species cover crops, beetle habitat and more!
Don't forget to bring a chair and a raincoat!
Resource Experts Attending:
Stacey Botsford, Red Door Family Farm
Amy Neigum NRCS, District Conservationist, Wausau Field Office
Wisconsin Women in Conservation Host: Kirsten Slaughter & Alicia Razvi, Wisconsin Farmers Union
Pie and fresh produce from Red Door Family Farm for our snack!
Location: Red Door Family Farm
Red Door Family Farm is a first generation farm dedicated to the idea that caring for the land and growing high quality organic food can be mutually beneficial for the farm, the farmer, and the community. The farm regains their relationship to the land and to the food that we eat while helping to revitalize small farms in Central Wisconsin.
- Event is free to attend but registration is required and space is limited.
- All women, or anyone who identifies as such in a significant way, are welcome to attend – from landowners to farmers to conservationist enthusiasts – whatever your background, from beginners to experts! Our WiWiC events follow a Learning Circle model, with ample time and a safe space for story sharing, networking and collaborative learning. We all have something to both share and learn together.
- Dress for the weather. Bring a sunhat, sunscreen and good walking shoes.
- This event is outdoors and no masks are required. Social distancing is encouraged.
- Photos will be taken at this event and used for educational purposes only by WiWiC and the partner groups. If you do not wish to have your picture taken, let the on-site WiWiC host know.
- WiWiC is a family-friendly space and you are welcome to bring your children. We will have some independent kids activities available.
About Wisconsin Women in Conservation
WiWiC is a state-wide collaborative effort led by the Michael Fields Agricultural Institute in partnership with Wisconsin Farmers Union, Renewing the Countryside and Marbleseed (formerly MOSES). A three-year multi-faceted project funded by the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), WiWiC brings together Wisconsin women landowners to connect and learn about conservation practices, resources, and funding opportunities.