About Go Farm Connect
Launched in January 2023, GO FARM CONNECT is a three-year project led by Renewing the Countryside and funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), whose aim is to connect farmers in Minnesota and Wisconsin with USDA resources. Our wide network of peer Connectors provides one-on-one support to beginning and historically underserved farmers to help them access the wide range of programs at USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) and Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). Farmers who work with our Connectors learn about USDA services through individual peer mentoring, workshops, farm field days, resource sharing, storytelling, and group informational visits to USDA service centers.
As a steward of the land with a passion for regenerative farms, local foods and the environment I love sharing my knowledge with others. My mother, Weenonah Brattset, was and still is an amazing mentor to me and my family as we continue our family farm succession. I enjoy working as a grazing educator and planner helping other farmers achieve their dreams.
Kirsten Jurcek - Beef Grazier and Connector