Marbleseed’s programs connect farmers to resources, community, and peer-to-peer education helping support strong, resilient organic farming communities throughout the Upper Midwest. We work in collaboration with allied organizations throughout the region to support small and medium-sized organic farms and food businesses. Our programs demonstrate the capacity of organic farming to regenerate ecosystems, build equity in agriculture, and nourish financially viable farm businesses.
Local Food Promotion Program (LFPP)
The Pasture, Process, Plenty: Studying a Local Meat Supply Chain intends to address the meat processing challenges, both current and anticipated, impacting farmers, ranchers, processors, and consumers in Northwestern Wisconsin. Learn more about the LFPP Program here.
Wisconsin Local Food Purchase Assistance Program (WI LFPA)
A partnership between Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP), Marbleseed, Wisconsin Food Hub Cooperative, and Wisconsin Farmers Union to strengthen local and regional food systems. Learn more about the WI LFPA program here.
1:1 mentorships connect newer organic and regenerative farmers with experienced farmers to help new farmers move their farms forward. Learn how to apply and participate in the Farmer-to-Farmer Mentorship Program.
Transitioning to Organic Partnership Program (TOPP)
The Midwest Regional Center and its partner organizations provide wrap-around support to farmers transitioning to organic production.
Learn more about the TOPP program here.
The Marbleseed Farmer Advancement Program expands access to funding, training, and farmer networks for BIPOC, beginning, and veteran farmers. Find out more about Farmer Advancement.
Mental Health Peer Support
Farmers trained in peer support methods are available to connect farmers and their family members to mental health resources and services across Wisconsin. Find resources and get involved with the Mental Health Peer Support program.
Wisconsin Women in Conservation
Wisconsin Women in Conservation (WiWiC) connects women landowners in Wisconsin around conservation practices, resources, and funding opportunities. Build your farm and conservation community with WiWiC.
In Her Boots
This is a collection of educational gatherings and resources for women-identified farmers. In Her Boots podcasts, convenings, and field days) offer women-only spaces to encourage leadership and learning. Build your women-led farm community with In Her Boots programming.
Grower Groups are farmer-led circles where farmers connect to define challenges, share knowledge, and identify solutions to the most pressing needs of their communities. Production-focused groups meeting quarterly online and in-person. Join a group online on the Ag Solidarity Network. Ag Solidarity Network. Full webpage for Grower Groups is coming soon.