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Barn Dance & Harvest Celebration Supporting the Wisconsin School for Beginning Dairy and Livestock Farmers

Date: Sep 24 2011 5:00 pm

Location: [unknown]

Posted September 2010

Join us at an old-fashioned barn dance and harvest celebration highlighting Wisconsin farms, food and rural communities. The Klessig and Heimerl families will host the celebration at their grass-based dairy farm near the shore of Lake Michigan in Cleveland, Wisconsin, in their 160-year-old restored barn. Area growers and chefs are generously preparing to share their products, skills and creativity.

The Wisconsin School for Beginning Dairy and Livestock Farmers, Gathering Waters Conservancy and the Lakeshore Natural Resource Partnership are coordinating the event to celebrate Wisconsin’s rural communities and heritage, build partnerships to improve life in rural communities and raise funds.

Anyone is welcome. Tickets cost $85 for couples, $50 per person and $20 for students and are tax-deductible donations. Tickets are available in advance online.

For more information, visit the event website.