Summer 2021 Update

Hello everyone!

Summer on the farm is in full swing! We are grateful to our wonderful team of employees for helping us keep the farm going throughout the pandemic. Everyone (humans & animals!) is healthy here on the farm. We’ve welcomed with open arms the wetter weather we’ve been having and feel grateful every day for all we have.

For more consistent updates, feel free to visit our Saxon Homestead Farm Facebook page, which we update more regularly than our website.

Wishing you and yours health & happiness in this next chapter!

May 17 2020 Farm Update

Hello to all of our family, friends, associates, and community members! In these uncertain times, we wanted to give the public the following important updates:

Farm visitor policy: We are keeping an eye on developments around Wisconsin’s Safer-At-Home order. At this time, our farm is still closed to the public. We are making this decision in the interest of the health & safety of our family and employees. As the situation develops and the state opens up, we will keep the public posted about our farm visitor policy.

Hearts in the window of our farm house in show of support.

Grass fed-finished beef update: We greatly appreciate the outpouring of public support for and interest in our grass fed-finished beef! The demand for our grass fed-finished beef has been so strong that we are sold out until September, 2020! We have available butcher dates for September, October and November, 2020. If you would like to place an order or have questions regarding an existing order, please send us a message via the Saxon Homestead Farm Facebook page, or call Emma Klessig at (920) 901-1014.

How are we doing? In spite of the incredibly challenging circumstances the COVID-19 pandemic has brought upon us, we’ve had a tremendous spring here on the farm. Almost 500 beautiful calves have been born so far on our farm this spring. The crops are planted, the pastures are growing, and our herd is healthy. Our talented and dedicated team of employees and family members are doing the essential work to keep our farm running. We truly have so much to be grateful for.

Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with the people around the world who are struggling in these trying times. We will get through this, together.

Thank you for your continued support of the Wisconsin farming community,
The Saxon Homestead Farm team

Farm Temporarily Closed to Visitors

Saxon Homestead Farm is temporarily asking that any non-essential people remain off of the farm until further notice. We hope that everyone remains healthy and safe throughout these challenging times.

Thank you,

Saxon Homestead Farm

Moving Wisconsin Forward

On January 23, Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers presented a three-phase plan at the Farm Wisconsin Discovery Center, in hopes to help Wisconsin farmers. With the milk prices at an all-time low and suffocating tariffs, farmers are struggling to make ends meet.

 The first bill that has been proposed by Evers is The Wisconsin Initiative For Dairy Exports. Evers said, “We have to start maximizing efficiency in our small and middle-sized farms. We need to build Wisconsin’s dairy brand in international markets and increase dairy exports.” 

Additionally, Evers hopes to bolster the Wisconsin Center and boost UW Extension staffing so farmers and other ag industry players can more easily access support and UW Extension partners locally. This bill will help connect Wisconsin farmers and rural consumers more closely. For example, local purchases help the local economy. 

Lastly, Evers is going to create a program that will mainly focus on getting Wisconsin farmers immediate access to mental health services. Agricultural families and communities continue to struggle, leading to increasing rates of suicide among farmers. 

Recently Evers contacted the Legislature regarding the passing of each bill. Although these bills have not been addressed, farmers across the state remain optimistic. 

I was able to attend Gov. Evers’ presentation of the three-phase plan. It is clear that he is confident with this plan and wants to help Wisconsin farmers create a brighter future for everyone involved in the agricultural community. At the end of his presentation, he said, “the time is now,” and he couldn’t be more right!

Written by Emma Klessig

Sources: NBC26 article, Wisconsin Ag Connection article