Today we welcomed the 73rd Alice in Dairyland (Julia Nunes) to our farm as part of our celebration of Goatober. We were able to talk about how we raise our goats on pasture, goat meat trends, and how we direct market our meat.
For our non-Wisconsin friends, ”Alice” is a one year, full-time public relations position with the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection. Julia, the current Alice, spends her time promoting all things Wisconsin agriculture.
We were excited to be able to host her at the farm and make a short trip north to the Farm Table Foundation to learn about their work with local food culture and tour their facility. I am one of many farms in a 40-mile radius that supplies the Farm Table with hyper-local food.
I own and manage Cylon Rolling Acres in northwestern Wisconsin. On my farm I raise Boer - Kiko meat goats on pasture.
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.