Public Invited to Hear Plans, Participate in Future of Altenburg’s Farm
For the City Times
Altenburg’s Farm and Incourage invite the public to attend an event to learn more about the proposed School at Altenburg’s Farm and how they can participate in its future development.
The event is being held on Wednesday, Jan. 25, starting at 6 p.m. at The Performing Arts Center of Wisconsin Rapids, located at Lincoln High School, 1801 16th St. South.
Harold Altenburg’s wish is to have Altenburg’s Farm continue to benefit the community beyond his lifetime. With his passion for youth and their development, his vision is to form a not-for-profit farm school. The goal of the school is to help young people develop life skills through on-farm learning; the farm will also continue to provide the products and activities the community has enjoyed for so many years.
“I’ve seen firsthand the positive impact the farm experience has on young people, particularly teens,” said Altenburg. “I envision the farm school to be a place for kids to grow through fun, hands-on learning that will enable them to value and appreciate the role of agriculture in their lives, as a career, or as a stepping stone to whatever they choose as a career.”
“But in order for all of this to happen, we need the time, talent and resources of the community,”
“We are so pleased to be a part of this project,” said Kelly Ryan, CEO at Incourage. “K-12 education lays the groundwork for a well-prepared workforce, and agriculture is a critical driver of our future economic growth. Harold loves this community and his vision of a synergy between agriculture and our future workforce makes him far ahead of his time.”
To assist them with their efforts, Incourage has been working with a team of experts to provide input, strategize, and help in the planning and development of the farm school. Members of the team will be at event to help facilitate the discussion and answer any questions.
What will happen at the event?
- Hear more from Harold Altenburg and other interested stakeholders about his vision for The School at Altenburg’s Farm
- Learn about the steps taken to date to make Harold’s vision a reality
- “Call-to-action” to the public to get involved, including timeline and opportunities to participate
Who should attend?
- People who share in Harold’s vision and want to ensure Altenburg’s Farm remains a part of the community
- Parents, teens, farmers, teachers, business and institutional leaders, elected officials
For more information and/or to RSVP, go to https://giveo.kimbia.com/altenburgspublicevent or call Incourage at 715-818-6188.