Ride to Farm 2022!
Join us for a beautiful 100k, or half-day, ride in Green County on June 4th, 2022. Our 18th Annual Ride to Farm event will start and end at New Glarus Woods State Park, WI with a morning rest stop at Morning Dew Dairy (Organic Valley Member) outside Argyle, a lunch rest stop at Culver’s Restaurant in Monroe, and an afternoon rest stop at Green Fire Farm!
Ride to Farm is a bicycle ride to raise awareness and funds for the Wisconsin School for Beginning Dairy and Livestock Farmers (WSBDF) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The school’s mission is “If you have a dream to farm, we’re here to help you get started.” The WSBDF emphasizes business planning and pasture-based farm management. Donations can be made to individual riders by using the Pledge link at the top of this page and putting the person’s first name into the search field that appears or you can make a general donation here. Riders must raise a minimum of $100 to participate in Ride to Farm.
Retiring farmers are leaving farming at a much faster rate than new farmers are starting. Our school meets the critical need to train, mentor, and support Wisconsin’s next generation of dairy and livestock farmer stewards who will work to ensure the availability of local food and healthy rural communities. Our dairy and livestock seminar emphasizes low-capital, environmentally friendly, grass-based dairy farming. About 600 students have attended the school and more than 75 percent of its graduates are farming today!
For more information and to register, go to: https://go.dojiggy.io/ridetofarm/Campaign/Details