Wisconsin Life # 910: Farm Wisconsin Discovery Center

December 29, 2022


Angela Fitzgerald visits the Farm Wisconsin Discovery Center in Manitowoc, an interactive museum celebrating our state’s agriculture industry. She speaks with Patty Lehr, executive director, about the goal of teaching people where their food comes from so they better understand and appreciate Wisconsin agriculture. Angela also meets “Kevin” the goat and samples some Wisconsin-made ice cream.

While Angela explores the Center, we meet Bridget McCutchen. Her goals are to be the youngest woman to ever travel around the entirety of the globe. This journey is a long and challenging one that has only gotten more complicated with rising conflict around the world. Nevertheless, McCutchen’s adventurous spirit drives her forward with the tailwind of her past bolstering her efforts in planning her journey.

We then go from globetrotting adventure to local communities with Christy McKenzie and her business Pasture of Plenty. McKenzie has had a love and respect of food from a young age, but a trip to Italy inspired her to embrace the community building power of food. Working with local farms, she has created a space where community can grow and flourish. All of this with the help of some tasty food.

Christopher Kilgour is fostering another form of community within outdoor spaces. He has been attempting to bring more color into the beauty of natural spaces. Kilgour is the founder of Colors in the Outdoors, a nonprofit organization dedicated to diversity, equity, and inclusion of traditionally marginalized communities within outdoor spaces.

Finally, we meet Ron Olsen who has been creating in-depth models of Frank Lloyd Wright-designed structures. Since he retired from his work as an architect, Olsen has had an interest in Frank Lloyd Wright’s structures. This interest was spurred on by his wife who got him out to see the structures up close.


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