PENINSULA PRIDE FARMS
In spring 2016, farmers and supportive businesses came together to address agriculture’s role in improving water quality in Kewaunee and southern Door counties in northeastern Wisconsin.
These passionate and committed individuals formed Peninsula Pride Farms, an organization led by farmers to leverage the ingenuity of the agricultural community, university research and scientists to meet water quality challenges.
This is the first local collaboration of its kind in an area dealing with decades-long water quality issues. Today, the growing group has 50 farmers, with farms of all sizes, representing half of the cows and tillable acres in the region, in addition to 10 business members.
We are proud of our work so far but understand there is much more to be done and have set an even more aggressive second year of programming. The dedication of our members is remarkable — dedication to their family farms, their neighbors and the community.
— Don Niles
Clean, safe water and a thriving agricultural community together on the Door County Peninsula.
As farmers and caretakers of the environment, we are committed to protecting, nurturing and sustaining our precious soil, water and air. To foster environmental stewardship, we will promote practices with measurable outcomes that secure and enrich the future of our shared community.
Our culture is one in which farmers are empowered to continuously improve on practices that affect the environment. Through peer-to-peer mentoring and other forms of support, we challenge ourselves to be models of sustainability. Goals and expectations are high and so, too, is our commitment to each other’s success and the well-being of our community.
Peninsula Pride Farms is organized and incorporated as a tax exempt 501(c)(3) organization.