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NAME_TITLE=Mark Heffernan Founding member
FARMNAME_LOCATION=Hilltop Farm 13658 Hilltop Valley Road Richland Center WI 53581
TYPE_OF_OPERATION=117 acre, 67 acres tillable Certified organic small grain and vegetable farm with available working dairy barn(currently no cows)
DESCRIPTION_OF_OPERATION=want to form cooperative farming and farm products processing and marketing operations. The farm land is the starting point and will be placed in trust. The next step is to form cooperative business ventures for the farm porduction and the processing of the farm products into end products for market and distribution.
Many opportunities are out there from herb production to woodland cultivation to milling grains grown on the farm. Adjacent land can be bought and even fish farming can be done with fresh spring water.
FARMING_METHODS=rotation of small grains, hay, food beans, other crops. Land is rolling hills and large strips are farmed on contours. Cover crops for plow down, tillage with rotovators and other more conventional equipment, cultivation for weed control along with timing of tillage with moon signs
VEGETABLES=currently only grow vegetables for home consumption. Other founding members can grow what they like
FRUIT=none now fruit trees are to be planted
HERBS=wild craft woodland mushrooms and ginseng, additional herbs to be cultivated as the coop grows and more people participate