Soil Sisters Sponsors and Partners

SOIL SISTERS is a program of Renewing the Countryside, and made possible by the Wisconsin Farmers Union Foundation, Midwest Organic and Sustainable Education Service, with original funding support from the Wisconsin Department of Tourism.

 

 

Media, Corporate and Community Partners include:

 

 

About Renewing the Countryside

 

Renewing the Countryside strengthens rural areas by championing and supporting rural communities, farmers, artists, entrepreneurs, educators, activists and other people who are renewing the countryside through sustainable and innovative initiatives, businesses, and projects.  This non-profit organization does this by sharing stories of rural renewal, building awareness and support for sustainable endeavors, connecting people interested in sustainable rural development to each other, providing practical assistance and networking opportunities for those working to improve rural America, and fostering connections between urban and rural people.

 

About the Midwest Organic & Sustainable Education Service

 

The Midwest Organic & Sustainable Education Service (MOSES) is a nonprofit organization based in Spring Valley, Wisconsin that promotes organic and sustainable agriculture by providing the education, resources and expertise farmers need to succeed.  Educating farmers about organic and sustainable production is the foundation of their work. The cornerstone of this foundation is the annual MOSES Organic Farming Conference, the country’s largest conference on organic and sustainable farming. The MOSES Conference draws 3,000+ people each February to La Crosse, Wisconsin for more than 60 workshops, inspiring speakers, a two-floor Exhibit Hall, and organically grown food. MOSES also educates farmers about specific farming practices through MOSES Organic Field Days and other programs. These on-farm events give farmers the chance to see firsthand how successful organic farmers manage their operations.

 

About the Wisconsin Farmers Union Foundation

 

The Wisconsin Farmers Union Foundation (WFU), the fiscal agent for this project, is a member-driven farm organization committed to enhancing the quality of life for family farmers, rural communities and all people through educational opportunities, cooperative enterprise and civic engagement.  It supports connecting farmers with the restaurants who serve their food and the customers who eagerly seek out local, fresh, seasonal and sustainable ingredients or direct-from-the-farm products, from wool fiber pillows to hand-decorated emu eggs.

 

WFU has been a regular sponsor of local activities and celebrations that support tourism and promote Wisconsin farms and celebrate rural life, including: Reedsburg Fermentation Fest; Bike the Barns (Madison & Driftless Area); Cows on the Concourse, Driftless Foods Celebration and Dinner; Farm to Table Dinner (Eau Claire); several local farmers markets. WFU was the initial sponsor of the first season of Wisconsin Public Television’s "Around the Farm Table,” a 10-part WPT television program that features visits to Wisconsin farms and exploration of innovative farming enterprises, farm products and cooking demonstrations. The program’s host is WFU member Inga Witcher.




 

 

Support the award-winning SOIL SISTERS event

Become a Sponsor or make a donation. Help us grow and reach more people as we champion women farmers, celebrate Wisconsin’s agricultural heritage, promote sustainable farming practices and savor local food at this annual event. Donations of any size help us continue our work.