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Tue, Jul 16


Thelen Family Farm

Hobby Farm Homesteading Tour: Thelen Family Farm in Twin Lakes, WI

See regenerative agriculture on a small scale through a tour and field day at this small farm raising pigs and chicken on pasture. Learn about cost share opportunities to implement similar practices on your land.

Hobby Farm Homesteading Tour: Thelen Family Farm in Twin Lakes, WI
Hobby Farm Homesteading Tour: Thelen Family Farm in Twin Lakes, WI

Time & Location

Jul 16, 2024, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Thelen Family Farm, 32520 116th St, Twin Lakes, WI 53181, USA

About the event

Learn about implementing regenerative agriculture on a small scale through a tour of the Thelen Family Farm, a homestead farm raising organically-fed pigs and chickens on rotated, fresh pastures. Visit with local producers and learn how this family farm is beginning its regenerative journey. 

Learn about cost-share opportunities to implement regenerative agriculture on your land. Refreshments will be served. 

The host for this event is Jack Milan, assistant conservationist at Glacierland RC&D. Please call or email Jack for more information: or (920) 650-3350.

This event is a partnership between Glacierland RC&D, Kenosha Regenerative Producers Group, Go Farm Connect, USDA, Kenosha Community Foundation, The Nature Conservancy, The Palmer Foundation and Root-Pike Watershed Initiative Network. 

Who Should Attend

All interested parties are invited to attend and learn, including beginning and prospective farmers, landowners, family, friends,  and agricultural support professionals. No prior experience with federal farm agencies is required. Land ownership is not a requirement to participate in assistance programs.  

What To Expect

This brief visit will cover the basics of farm programs and introduce participants to the staff at the USDA Farm Services Center in Time will be provided for individual assistance and questions, including help signing up for a farm number and programs like EQIP. Connectors will follow up with interested participants after the event.

About Go Farm Connect

Are you lost in an alphabet soup of federal acronyms? Need help finding the right resources?

Navigating USDA programs can be overwhelming, confusing and intimidating. We get that! We've pulled together an experienced team of farmers to help you connect to the right programs. We offer FREE services that focus on different aspects of building a successful farm business. We can provide a Connector to be a personal guide, coach, and ally who shares your goal of running a successful farm operation.

Go Farm Connect is a farmer-led initiative to build relationships between historically underserved specialty crop farmers (beginning, women, veterans, BIPOC and new Americans) and federal farm agencies.  Our Connectors are trained to help farms of all sizes and specialties in Minnesota and Wisconsin access agricultural assistance programs. The three-year project is led by Renewing The Countryside in partnership with the US Department of Agriculture, Farm Service Agency, and Natural Resources Conservation Service. Registration through this link is helpful so that USDA staff can be aware of what questions you might want answered. Go Farm Connect staff may take photos and videos at this event to promote programs and future events. Your RSVP gives your permission to be photographed. Please let a Connector know at the event if you want to be kept out of photos.


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