Wisconsin Farm Bureau to host April 21 sustainable agriculture event at Alsum Farms & Produce

Larry Alsum giving a plant tour

MADISON, Wis. — The Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation invites farmers and agriculturists to attend the Leaders of the Land Food Processing Tour on sustainable agriculture on April 21 at Alsum Farms & Produce Inc. in Friesland.

The purpose of the Leaders of the Land Food Processing Tour is to offer different perspectives regarding environmental stewardship across Wisconsin. The tour series will highlight sustainability throughout the food supply chain, bringing together farmer and retail perspectives.

During the tours attendees will learn what food processors and preparers are doing to be responsible stewards of their resources for sustainable agriculture.

“It takes all of us to meet our sustainability goals,” said WFBF President Kevin Krentz. “From farmers to food processors to grocery stores to the dinner table, we can all work together to protect our environment and preserve our resources. This tour series highlights those efforts throughout the food supply chain.”

Alsum Farms & Produce Inc. is a leading fresh market grower, packer and shipper of Wisconsin-grown potatoes, onions and provider of fresh, quality produce. Alsum has two farming locations where they grow potatoes for fresh market national retailers like Aldi and Costco, as well as independent grocery stores like Woodman’s.

The tour will take place at Alsum’s production facility in Friesland. Attendees will see the washing and grading of potatoes, onion packing and wholesale produce distribution. Attendees are also invited to an optional tour of the Adams location to see potato planting.

Pre-registration for the Leaders of the Land Food Processing Tour is preferred. Registration is $20 for Farm Bureau members and non-members. Lunch will be provided. Half of the registration cost will be donated to the Wisconsin Farm Bureau Foundation and Second Harvest Food Bank. To register, visit bit.ly/leadersofthelandtour2023.

Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation is the state’s largest general farm organization representing farms of all sizes, commodities, and management styles.

— Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation