Farm to Table Dinner Hosts Record CrowdWisconsin Ag Connection - September 13, 2017
The annual Wisconsin Farm to Table dinner held last month near Monticello attracted a record number of attendees. Voegeli Farms hosted the event, which brought in over 120 consumers and farmers who enjoyed conversation and education over an elegant
Designed to bring urban and rural folks together to explore the world of agriculture, the evening's events focused on animal care, environmental practices, and the safe and pure food products consumed at family dinner tables throughout the year.
"The goal of our dinner events is to empower consumers with knowledge about their food,," explains Kari Kuehl, who founded the Farm to Table organization. "Wisconsin agriculture provides food that is diverse and local. We simply pull it all together to help attendees see the whole picture--eventually connecting it to their own dinner plates at home."
Tours of the Voegeli Farm kicked off the festivities, while a cheese, wine, and beer reception in the barn's hay mow encouraged mixing and mingling around the farm's historic Brown Swiss cattle memorabilia.
Each year, profits from the dinner are donated to a non-profit organization of the host farm's choosing. The Voegeli family chose the Monticello Lions Club as the recipients of this year's proceeds.