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 Agriculture
Contact: Nad Geraldson
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
Next Meeting: Nov. 13  |  4-7 p.m.
16136 West Avon North Townline Road, Brodhead, WI 53520  |  Hosted by Betty Anderson

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


Don’t see your area listed?
Contact Lisa Kivirist for help starting a network in your area.



Potlucks help women network, grow organic movement locally
Organic Broadcaster (July | August 2015)

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.


women potlucksWomen Farmers Build Networks Through Shared Meals
Civil Eats (March 2015)

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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