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Upcoming Events

Field Day to Focus on Organic Vegetables

UW-Madison’s West Agricultural Research Station

Vegetable farmers and interested home gardeners are invited to attend the University of Wisconsin Organic Vegetable Variety Trials Field Day next month. The event takes place August 20 at the UW-Madison’s West Agricultural Research Station.
“This is a great opportunity for vegetable growers to see new varieties out in the field,” says event organizer Julie Dawson, a UW-Madison assistant professor of horticulture and UW-Extension urban and regional food systems specialist. “They can talk with plant breeders and seed company staff to learn what’s in development and express their priorities and preferences for new varieties.”
Attendees will have the opportunity to tour the station’s organic vegetable variety trials, see new varieties developed for organic systems and talk to UW-Madison and Extension plant breeders and seed companies about what’s in the pipeline.
The free event will also highlight the progress of the Seed to Kitchen Collaborative project, a UW-Madison-led collaboration among area chefs, farmers and plant breeders to develop improved vegetable varieties with characteristics important to local food systems.

2018 Sustainable Farm Tour 

Saturday, August 25, 2018 from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Langlade County

sustainable farm tour

Come tour local, sustainable farms and discover the delicious potatoes, dairy, fruits, and veggies produced right here in Langlade County!
The tours will run 9:00 am, 11:00 am and 2:00 pm.
Participating Farms:
Grandview Orchard & Nursery Stock – W8086 County Rd F, Antigo, WI  54409
Bures Farm Organic Dairy Farm – N6071 Rosedale Rd, Deerbrook, WI 54424
McDougal’s Farm – W10835 Bluebell Rd, Deerbrook, WI 54424
Canopy Gardens – N3000 Orchard Rd, Antigo, WI 54409
Igl Farms – W9689 Cherry Rd, Antigo, WI 54409
Tapped Maple Syrup – N6590 County Rd V, Deebrook, WI 54424