Published Jan 21, 2015

Scale and Profitability: The Right Fit for Two Vegetable Farms

By Practical Farmers of Iowa

Join seasoned CSA farmers Dan Guenthner and Mike Racette from Wisconsin to hear about the process of piecing together the infrastructure needed for a viable small farming operation. Both Dan and Mike have over 20 years of experience running a CSA, and will discuss the chronology their farms went through to get where they are today.

  • Dan Guenthner is an outspoken advocate for small-scale sustainable farming. Along with his family, he owns and operates Common Harvest Farm in Osceola, Wisc. 2014 marked his 25th year of CSA farming.
  • Mike Racettehas been farming since 1992, running a 145-member CSA at Spring Hill Community Farm near Prairie Farm, Wisc., east of the Twin Cities. He farms with his wife, Patty Wright, and their three children.

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