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Congress must protect the lives of America's Farmers

Ken Meter speaks on Strengthening Communities

Ken Meter

Ken meter strengthening rural communities

November 13, 2018

#000000; font-family: georgia, serif; font-size: 12.48px;">Ken Meter is one of the most experienced food system analysts in the U.S., integrating market analysis, business development, systems thinking, and social concerns. Meter holds 47 years of experience in inner-city and rural community capacity building. His local economic analyses have promoted local food networks in 140 regions in 40 states, two provinces, and three tribal nations. 

Potato Disease, the UW and the Wisconsin Idea

Kathleen Vinehout
September 24, 2018

Late blight is a devastating potato and tomato disease that spreads quickly in late summer. It can wipe out a crop in just a few days. This disease caused the Irish Potato Famine of the 1840s which led to the starvation or relocation of millions of Irish, including my ancestors.

Farmers Advocate for Agriculture and Rural Communities

Kathleen Vinehout
January 30, 2018

Farmers from several western Wisconsin counties traveled to Madison as part of the annual Ag Day at the Capitol.

On the day the Governor delivered his State of the State address, farmers shared with their legislators, the state of things in their world.

Congress must protect the lives of America's Farmers

December 10, 2017

Recent articles in and discuss the high suicide rate among farmers in the US and globally.