Food and farm data from Crawford, Vernon, Monroe, and Richland Counties
Ken Meter, Economist and President of the Crossroads Resource Center recently completed “An Update on the Southwest Wisconsin Local Farm and Food Economy,” a study of food and farm data from Crawford, Vernon, Monroe, and Richland Counties. Ken will meet with Crawford and Vernon County leaders on May 12 and the public on May 21 in Viroqua to discuss highlights from this report including: comprehensive economic and production data about the condition of the local farm and food economy, food consumption estimates, farm and production characteristics; acreage devoted to organic food production and value of commodities produced; and value of direct sales from farms to consumers. The Southwest Wisconsin Local Farm & Food Economy Report was funded by the Valley Stewardship Network’s Food and Farm Initiative in a cooperative effort with Vernon Economic Development Corporation and the Crawford County UW Extension office. To get a copy of this report or for more information about upcoming meetings please contact Laura Brown, Crawford County UW Extension, 608.326.0223.