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Seminar: "Farm Diversity for Food Security"

  • City Hall 1115 South Main Street West Bend, WI, 53095 United States (map)

Explore sustainable agriculture practices and applications within an urban community setting with David and Leslie Meuer of Meuer Farms in Chilton, WI . Meuer Farms is a 150 acre family-owned farm with a mission of Farming, Educating, and Conserving. The farm has received many awards including the 2016 WI Governor's Award for Stewardship and 2016 WI Land & Water Conservation Farmer of the Year. All seminars are free and open to the public.

Walk-In Registration Welcome!

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 For More Information Check Out Meuer Farm's.

"Farming: Using sustainable crop growing methods such as no-till planting and cover crops. We grow well-known crops (corn, soybeans, alfalfa) alongside ancient grains (emmer, spelt, einkorn) and other edible crops (bi-color sweet corn, strawberries, sugar-snap peas, squash). Beef cattle graze in pastures that have never been touched by a plow. The woods “in the back 40” shelter maple trees tapped for maple syrup. Black walnut and shag bark hickory trees offer beyond-organic nuts.

Educating: Opening our farm to you, the public. Our agri-tourism activities include educational components to help you learn more about farming. Maple syrup making, strawberry growing, rotational grazing of animals, beekeeping and crop rotation are just a few of the activities we explain. Our farm is open to groups and people of all ages. There are more opportunities for you to experience our farm than we can mention here.

Conserving: Implementing sustainable farming practices that work with the land, not against it. You will see undisturbed waterways for the water to flow cleanly through our fields without removing crop soil. Our strawberries enjoy underground irrigation that reduces water consumption.  The pond and stream are alive with fish, frogs and muskrats. As of 2016 eagles are nesting and raising their young here."

Source: http://www.meuerfarm.com/about-us.html

Earlier Event: March 6
Seminar: "The Buzz About Bees"
Later Event: April 18
Volunteer Masquerade Bash