The following organizations are Food and Farm Project partners:
Center for Integrated Agricultural SystemsÂ (CIAS) – The Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems (CIAS) is a research center at the University of Wisconsin-Madisonâ€™s College of Agricultural and Life Sciences. We are part of the Wisconsin Institute for Sustainable Agriculture. We were created in 1989 to build UW sustainable agriculture research programs that respond to farmer and citizen needsâ€¦and involve them in setting research agendas. This means that human relationships are at the core of everything we do.
Driftless Area Magazine – This new magazine features the bio-region in all four states and is collaborating with the Food and Farm Project to tell the stories of food and farming in the region.
SE MN Regional Partnership – The Regional Sustainable Development Partnerships work to sustain Minnesota’s natural resource-based communities and industries by addressing community-identified agriculture, natural resources, and tourism issues in partnership with the University of Minnesota.
Northeast Iowa Food & Farm Coalition – Their mission is to support the development and marketing of locally grown agricultural products to enhance the lives of local citizens.
Riverlands Project – This initiative brings together business, academic, and community leaders from throughout the defined partnership area to develop an economic strategic plan for the region.
Driftless Area Initiative – A multi-state partnership developing a unified voice for natural resource issues in the Driftless Area.
Valley Stewardship Network – VSN is a locally based, funded, and managed non-profit organization comprising neighbors and friends of the Kickapoo Valley. Our primary goal is to promote a balance between a healthy environment and strong communities.
UW Extension Agricultural Innovation Center – The Agricultural Innovation Center (AIC) supports entrepreneurship and innovation in Wisconsinâ€™s agricultural and food processing sectors through its educational resources, its robust network of technical assistance, and its contributions to economic development projects.
Crossroads Resource Center – Crossroads Resource Center, a non-profit organization, works with communities and their allies to foster democracy and local self-determination.Â CRC specializes in devising new tools communities can use to create a more sustainable future.
Cooperative Development Services – CDS Consulting Co-op is dedicated to building and strengthening cooperative businesses by providing consulting, training and development services.
Representatives of the following organizations have participated in the formation and development of the Driftless Food and Farm Project:
Annie’s Gardens & Greens
Center for Freight & Infrastructure Research & Education (C-FIRE)
Cooperative Development Services
Coulee View Family Farm
Crossroads Resource Center
Curtin Farms, LLC
Dream Acres Farm – Flourish Theatre Camps
Edible Madison Magazine
Family Farm Defenders
F.H. King Students for Sustainable Agriculture
Gardens of Goodness
Gorst Valley Hops
Hilltop Community Farm
Illinois State Extension
Iowa State Extension
Kickapoo County Kitchen
The Kitchen Sage
La Crosse County Farm to School Program
La Crosse Tribune
Land Stewardship Project
Laughing Sprout Family Farm
Learn Great Foods
Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture
Lodi Valley Farmers Market
Michael Fields Agricultural Institute
Midwest Organic and Sustainable Education Service (MOSES)
New Ground:Â Marketing for Sustainability
Northeast Iowa Resource Conservation & Development
Northeast Iowa Food and Farm Coalition
Pleasant Ridge Waldorf School
REAP Food Group
Reeson Family Farm
Southwestern Wisconsin Community Action Program
Sylvan Meadows Farm
University of Minnesota, Southeast Regional Sustainable Development Partnership
USDA Rural Development – Dodgeville Area
UW Extension – Crawford County
UWEX Agricultural Innovation Center
UWEX Organic Vegetable Team
Valley Stewardship Network
Vernon County Economic Development Association
Village Creek Farm
Viroqua Food Co-op
Winding Creek Gardens
Winona County Economic Development Authority
Wisconsin Department for Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection
Wisconsin Farm Service Agency
Wisconsin Public Radio – La Crosse