The following organizations are Food and Farm Project partners:

Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems  (CIAS) – The Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems (CIAS) is a research center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s College of Agricultural and Life Sciences. We are part of the Wisconsin Institute for Sustainable Agriculture. We were created in 1989 to build UW sustainable agriculture research programs that respond to farmer and citizen needs…and involve them in setting research agendas. This means that human relationships are at the core of everything we do.

Driftless Area Magazine – This new magazine features the bio-region in all four states and is collaborating with the Food and Farm Project to tell the stories of food and farming in the region.

SE MN Regional Partnership – The Regional Sustainable Development Partnerships work to sustain Minnesota’s natural resource-based communities and industries by addressing community-identified agriculture, natural resources, and tourism issues in partnership with the University of Minnesota.

Northeast Iowa Food & Farm Coalition – Their mission is to support the development and marketing of locally grown agricultural products to enhance the lives of local citizens.

Riverlands Project – This initiative brings together business, academic, and community leaders from throughout the defined partnership area to develop an economic strategic plan for the region.

Driftless Area Initiative – A multi-state partnership developing a unified voice for natural resource issues in the Driftless Area.

Valley Stewardship NetworkVSN is a locally based, funded, and managed non-profit organization comprising neighbors and friends of the Kickapoo Valley. Our primary goal is to promote a balance between a healthy environment and strong communities.

UW Extension Agricultural Innovation Center – The Agricultural Innovation Center (AIC) supports entrepreneurship and innovation in Wisconsin’s agricultural and food processing sectors through its educational resources, its robust network of technical assistance, and its contributions to economic development projects.

Crossroads Resource Center – Crossroads Resource Center, a non-profit organization, works with communities and their allies to foster democracy and local self-determination.  CRC specializes in devising new tools communities can use to create a more sustainable future.

Cooperative Development Services – CDS Consulting Co-op is dedicated to building and strengthening cooperative businesses by providing consulting, training and development services.

Representatives of the following organizations have participated in the formation and development of the Driftless Food and Farm Project:

Alliant Energy

Annie’s Gardens & Greens

Carandale Farm

Center for Freight & Infrastructure Research & Education (C-FIRE)

Cooperative Development Services

Coulee View Family Farm

Crossroads Resource Center

Curtin Farms, LLC

Dream Acres Farm – Flourish Theatre Camps

Dreamtime Village

Driftless Media

Edible Madison Magazine

Family Farm Defenders

F.H. King Students for Sustainable Agriculture

Gardens of Goodness

Gorst Valley Hops

Group Accounting

Hilltop Community Farm

HR Organics

Illinois State Extension

Iowa State Extension

Journey Inn

Keewaydin Farms

Kickapoo County Kitchen

Kickapoo Initiative

The Kitchen Sage

La Crosse County Farm to School Program

La Crosse Tribune

Land Stewardship Project

Lanesboro Local

Laughing Sprout Family Farm

Learn Great Foods

Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture

Lodi Valley Farmers Market

Michael Fields Agricultural Institute

Midwest Organic and Sustainable Education Service (MOSES)

New Ground: Marketing for Sustainability

Northeast Iowa Resource Conservation & Development

Northeast Iowa Food and Farm Coalition

Organic Valley

Pleasant Ridge Waldorf School

REAP Food Group

Reeson Family Farm

Renaissance Farm

Southwestern Wisconsin Community Action Program

Sylvan Meadows Farm

University of Minnesota, Southeast Regional Sustainable Development Partnership

USDA Rural Development – Dodgeville Area

UW Extension – Crawford County

UWEX Agricultural Innovation Center

UWEX Organic Vegetable Team




UW-River Falls


Valley Stewardship Network

Vernon County Economic Development Association

Village Creek Farm

Viroqua Food Co-op

Wick Buildings

Winding Creek Gardens

Winona County Economic Development Authority

Wisconsin Department for Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection

Wisconsin Farm Service Agency

Wisconsin Public Radio – La Crosse

WormFarm Institute