WHY WE FARM
Thank you for your interest in my farm. My name is Leslie Svacina and I own and run Cylon Rolling Acres, a small grass-based farm south of Deer Park, Wisconsin. My husband Scott also assists with the farm outside of his day job. Our young son enjoys having the farm as his giant play yard.
We choose to farm for many reasons:
It's in our roots and a way of life that we know and love. We both have grown up in agriculture. I was raised in rural Northeastern Wisconsin loving the outdoors, developing a hands-on approach to life and actively participating in ag education and FFA. Scott grew up on a dairy farm in Northwestern Wisconsin. We both started our careers in agriculture working for organizations that provide supplies and services to farmers. Scott continues to do so today, while I now farm. While farming is hard work, both physical and brain power, it's a way of life we enjoy. We are thankful to be a part of agriculture and raise a family on the farm.
We love the outdoors and the land. As land owners, we're proud that we care for our land in a way that not only benefits our livestock and pasture, but also the soil and wildlife. It also the reason why we rotationally graze our goats and pasture poultry.
Making something our own. As a small business owner, there's not a better feeling of building something of our own. It's our farm and planning that's moving it forward. As we continue to grow, it's motivating to see our hard work and business plans pay off.
Doing our part to provide nutritious food to our greater community. This doesn't really need much more explanation. It is what it is and we're glad to play a part in our regional food and ag system.
IN THE NEWS
Hudson Star Observer: Excellence in Ag Finalists Selected, October, 10, 2016
Women Food & Ag Network Farmer Profile: Leslie Svacina of Cylon Rolling Acres, September 1, 2016.
Morning Ag Clips: Women Caring for the Land events, August 1, 2016
The Country Today: St. Croix County woman taps into resources to help ensure her new farm goes mostly … According to plan, July 6, 2015
The Country Today: Meat goat producer network starts with website, April 27, 2015
St. Croix County Farm Bureau News: Member Profile, May 2014
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Cylon (pronounced Si-lon) is the name of our township in St. Croix County, Wisconsin. Sorry fans, our farm is not named after the robots of Battlestar Galactica.