Our Media Coverage & Agvocacy


Nami Moon Farms Video
The Price Of A Turkey
Hop Side Of The Moon
Stevens Point Journal
How To Spot Farmers Market Fraud
Food+Tech Connect
Journal-Sentinel (2)
Morning Ag Clips
“Murder Mystery” (of turkeys)


Farmshed (Non-Profit)
– Maria is on the Farmer Advisory Board (2013-Present)
– Maria is on the Board of Directors (2013-Present)
– Chris was on the Farmer Advisory Board (2013-2014)

– Advisory Committee on Beginning Farmers and Ranchers

Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems (CIAS) – UW Madison
– Citizens Advisory Council (2015-Present)

Wisconsin Farmers Union
– We are lifetime members!
– Resolutions Review Committee (2015)
– Bylaws Committee (2016)
– Board of Directors, District 6 (2016-Present)

National Farmers Union (NFU)
– Beginning Farmer Institute (2014-2015)
– Next Generation Advisory Council (2015-Present)
– Appointed to National Board as NGAC Representative (2015-Present)

– Maria runs this non-profit as part of her day-to-day job

Farmer Veteran Coalition (FVC)
– Chris is a member, peer mentor and fellowship farmer
– We use the Homegrown By Heroes label to support FVC and other veterans who are working in Agriculture

UW-Extension Small Farms Team
– Chris is a member-participant

Portage County Farmland Preservation Committee (2015)
– Chris is on the committee

Conferences and Events

White House, USDA Market Summit (2016*)

National Farmers Union National Convention (2015*, 2016*)

Wisconsin Farmers Union State Convention (2015*, 2016*)

National Farmers Union D.C. Fly-In (2014, 2015, 2016)

MOSA/MOSES (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016)

Midwest CSA Conference (2013, 2015*)

Wisconsin Local Food Summit (2014*, 2015*, 2016*)

National Stakeholders Conference – Farmer Veteran Coalition (2015)*

DATCP Regional Programs (Marketing) (2014)*

Farmshed Beginning Farmer Course*

Golden Sands RC & D Regional Programs (Marketing)*

*Presented or Participated on a panel


Chris and Maria practice sustainable agriculture and humane livestock husbandry practices, pasture raising heritage breeds, keeping the strains alive for flavor diversity. They even have a farm sanctuary area where they place poultry that is pecked and bullied by the other poultry, so they can enjoy some quality of life before processing