Local Women in Sustainable Agriculture Networks

The MOSES Rural Women’s Project creates opportunities for women committed to sustainable agriculture to get together in person and develop strong local connections and collaborations. Statewide networking sessions are held at the annual MOSES Organic Farming Conference.

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Join a local network:
These groups meet regularly for potlucks and farm tours/group projects. The geographic descriptions are loosely defined; feel free to ‘cross borders’ or connect with multiple groups. Please contact the organizers directly for more information:

Great River Women in Sustainable & Organic Agriculture
Contact: Kaitlyn Davis
General region: Vernon, Crawford and La Crosse counties

Madison Area Women in Sustainable Agriculture
Contact: Mary Ann Bellazzini
General region:  Dane (western) and Iowa (eastern) counties of Wisconsin

South Central Wisconsin Women in Sustainable Agriculture
Contact: Lisa Kivirist
General region:  Green, Iowa, Layfayette, Rock (western) and Dane (southern) counties

Southeast Wisconsin Women in Sustainable Agriculture
Contact:  Christine  Welcher
General region:  Walworth, Rock (eastern), Jefferson, Racine, Kenosha, Waukesha counties

West Central Wisconsin Women in Sustainable Agriculture
Contact: Theresa Davis
General region: Dunn, St. Croix, Pierce, Pepin and Barron counties

North East Wisconsin Woman in Sustainable Agriculture
Contact:  Betsy Manteufel
General region: Brown, Outagamie, Waupaca, and Shawano Counties



Potlucks help women network, grow organic movement locally
Organic Broadcaster

Ask an organic farmer what was his or her best source of information on farming, and you probably won’t get a book or website recommendation. Undoubtedly, it will be another organic farmer. Read more.


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Civil Eats 

For women in Wisconsin, potlucks can mean the difference between farming alone, and feeling like part of something bigger.
Read more about the Wisconsin Women in Sustainable Ag groups.

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