Guest:  Dave Meuer, Meuer Farm, Chilton Wisconsin; President, Wisconsin Agricultural Tourism Association

“Eight years ago we were milking cows; now we have 25,000 people a year visit them!” says Dave Meuer of Meuer Farm.  In his spare time, Dave Meuer is also president of the Wisconsin Agricultural Tourism Association.  Which makes sense since while managing a 150-acre farm, Dave and his wife, Leslie, also invite people to visit their Destination Farm.  “What better place to learn about science, biology, forestry or soil and water conversation than on a real working farm?”  In addition to farms, Wisconsin Agri-Tourism enthusiasts visit farm markets, breweries, cheese factories, wineries, rural art fairs and more. It’s a growing business in Wisconsin!

On this program, you can virtually experience farm life in Wisconsin as Dave Meuer describes how they implement sustainable farming practices, educate the public, and conserve the land.

With growing interest in eating from farm to table, vegetables, meats, fruits and milk are in abundance in Wisconsin. Missing has been grains.  So Meuer Farm decided to fill this void and now grows, harvests and mills nine different grains including ancient grains with a heritage of up to 13,000 years.  You’ll learn more about these grains, their uses and nutritional values also on this program.

Dave Meuer will be amongst those presenting at the Garden Expo, February 9-11, at Alliant Energy Center.