Driftless Food and Farm Convention, this FRIDAY, JULY 23

We will have a packed house for our next Driftless Food and Farm Convention, this FRIDAY, JULY 23 and are looking forward to a productive and insightful day of conversation and planning.  We will start at 10 AM and will conclude the formal agenda with dinner at 5 PM.  We will provide lunch and dinner.  Following dinner we have reserved the meeting space until 7 PM to allow for informal networking.

The agenda for the day is above.  Featured presenters include Anne Pfeiffer of the UWEX Ag Innovation Center, and CIAS’s Lindsey Day Farnsworth who will discuss the implications of their recent report on Scaling Up.  (Access that report here.)  Also, we will hear from Joan Stockinger from MN’s Cooperative Development Service and Ken Meter of Crossroad Resource Center.  Breakout groups focused on marketing and branding, matching supply and demand, and infrastructure, will work with both to identify strategies for action.

Our hosts are One Straw Farm who will provide us will locally sourced and prepared food.  Directions:

One Sun Farm
S4374 Haugrud Hollow Road
La Farge, WI 54639
(608) 637-6895

Driving Directions From Viroqua, WI
From HWY 14/61…
Turn on HWY 56 East (Decker St.). Follow to HWY 82 and turn LEFT. Follow HWY 82 for approx. 4 miles to Haugrud Hollow , turn LEFT. First farm on RIGHT.

(It appears that Haugrud Hollow is one of the first left turns after County Road S.  I am waiting for confirmation.  Google Maps doesn’t like the address.  Use Mapquest instead.)

I wanted to follow up on the directions in my email yesterday.  I spoke with Dave, our host, and he told me that Haugrud Hollow Road is poorly marked on highway 82.  The turn off for the farm is less than a mile past County Road S.  I will try to post balloons and a sign at the intersection of Haugrud Hollow and 82 and any other confusing junctions by 9:30.

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