Wisconsin Farmers Union, working in partnership with a range of Midwest organizations, will again convene the Midwest CSA Conference, December 3-4, 2015 in Eau Claire at The Plaza Hotel.

With the continued growth of the CSA movement in the Midwest comes opportunities and complexities. The conference will provide a forum for CSA farmers and advocates to come together for deliberative discussion and peer-to-peer learning. Full-group sessions, including a keynote by Steven McFadden, author of the newly released Awakening Community Intelligence: CSA Farms as 21st Century Cornerstones, will discuss shared values of the movement and strategies for promoting cooperation and shared risk among farms and communities. 

A set of workshop tracks, each with four workshops, will provide hands-on and peer-to-peer learning for CSA farmers in the areas of:

Beginning CSA Farming ~
Production & Logistics
Building Community ~ Financial Management & Business Planning



Margaret Krome is Policy Program Director for the Michael Fields Agricultural Institute in East Troy, Wis., where she helps develop programs and policies supporting environmentally sound, profitable, and socially responsible agriculture.  Nationally, she helps the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition coordinate its annual national grassroots appropriations campaign. She also conducts workshops nationwide on grant writing and using federal programs to support sustainable agriculture.

Moving Forward Together

Dec. 3-4, 2015


Midwest CSA Conference

WED., Nov. 25


Wisconsin Farmers Union is proud to announce the full line-up of workshops and presenters for the Midwest CSA Conference, set for Dec. 3-4 at The Plaza in Eau Claire.Click herefor the full list and conference schedule!

In partnership with:

Angelic Organics Learning Center

Badgerland Financial

Band of Farmers:The Chicagoland CSA Coalition

Biodynamic Association 

Farm Commons

FairShare CSA Coalition

Iowa Farmers Union

Land Stewardship Project

Michael Fields Agricultural Institute

​Midwest Organic & Sustainable Education Service

Minnesota Farmers Union

Practical Farmers of Iowa

UW-Madison Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems

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Steven McFadden has been writing about CSA since its inception in the USA in 1978. He serves on the Board of Open Harvest Co-op Grocery in Lincoln, Neb., which is an active association with over one hundred local farms. He is also co-author of Farms of Tomorrow and also Farms of Tomorrow Revisited, the first books on CSA. His newest book (2015) is Awakening Community Intelligence: CSA Farms as 21st Century Cornerstones.


THANK YOU FOR A GREAT 2015 Conference!

Check back for details on the 2017 event.

by CSA Farmers, For csa farmers



Registration is now open for the Midwest CSA Conference. Click here to register as an attendee or here to register as an exhibitor!


To make a reservation at The Plaza Hotel, call 715-834-3181.

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