Upcoming Events

Join us for our exciting on farm events!


Title: Livestock: Chickens and Sheep

Date: June 9, 2019

Time: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Location: Riemer Family Farm, W2252 Riemer Rd, Brodhead, WI

Audience: Beginning or Experienced Farmers

Join us as we walk through our pasture raised lamb and poultry enterprises. We will focus on how we raise broilers and turkeys on pasture in our Joel Salatin style chicken tractors and our laying hens in our Seven Sons style mobile greenhouse. Further, meet our flock of 100% grass-fed hair sheep comprised of St.Croix/Dorper ewes and lambs and their guard dog, Captain. See how we rotate and graze them across our pastures.

We will discuss the basics of how to begin incorporating other livestock species into your operation and how to decide which animals are the best fit for you, your land, and your market. Bring it full circle by learning how we market and direct sale the products we raise to customers.There will be a potluck lunch in the middle of the day. Please bring a dish to pass. 

FREE to Upper Midwest CRAFT members. Members must RSVP by Monday, June 3rd by emailing AJ Boucek at grow@learngrowconnect.org. 

$20 for non-members who must register here. Not a member, but interested in joining? Click here.


“The Soil Sisters weekend celebrates women farmers pioneering new approaches to family farm businesses while honoring Wisconsin’s agricultural roots and encouraging new farms to launch,” explains Jen Riemer who runs Riemer Family Farm with her husband, Bryce, in Brodhead on farmland that has been in their family for generations. 

“I’m excited to host the In Her Boots workshop on August 2, during which myself and other soil sisters will share our farm start-up experience and ideas with other women farmers with farm dreams, even if you have yet to purchase an animal. That collaborative, supportive spirit is what soil sisters is all about.”

Join us August 2 - 4 for the annual Soil Sisters Event, featuring our farm in addition to other stellar woman-led farms in south central Wisconsin. This is the largest women led farmer event in the nation! We are proud to be part of this great community and collaboration! See for more information below.

In Her Boots: Success Strategies from the Soil Sisters

Date: August 2nd

Time: 10 AM - 3 PM

Location: Riemer Family Farm, W2252 Riemer Rd, Brodhead, WI

Audience: Beginning and Experienced Women Farmers

Are you a woman ready to explore taking the first steps toward your dream of starting a farm?  Do you have lots of ideas but need advice on where to start?  Come for an inspiring day of advice, ideas and seasoned perspectives from the Wisconsin Soil Sisters, an innovative network of local women championing organic and sustainable agriculture in their community.  

Learn from experienced women farmers and gather resources for your farm launch.This special In Her Boots session will have a particular focus on women ranchers running meat operations including a detailed, behind-the-scenes farm tour at Riemer Family Farm. 

Pasture management and grazing principles will be covered along with raising beef, turkeys, chickens and lambs. In addition to the animals Riemer Family Farm raises, we'll have meat-raising resources on hand to answer questions on sheep, goats and chickens.

Review all the details and register to attend here.

Soil Sisters Green Acres Workshop: Rancher for a Day

Date: August 3rd

Time: 10 AM - 3 PM

Audience: Families, Adult and Kid Friendly

Adult Session: Help Jen & Bryce move cattle to a new paddock, shepherd the lamb flock, pull chicken tractors across the grass, meet Livestock Guard Dogs, collect eggs, pet kittens and care for the baby turkeys. See what it takes to raise a diverse community of animals using regenerative practices.  This workshop includes a local and responsibly raised lunch. Children (13 and over) may accompany a ticketed adult with their own ticket (for the teen).  Have younger children? Consider signing them up for Ranch Kid for a Day going on at the same time.

Kid Session: Spend the day with the Riemer girls (15, 12 & 7) learning what growing up on a ranch is like. There will be plenty of interaction with the sheep, cattle, chickens, turkeys, dogs and cats.  Kids can help feed and water the animals and explore the pastures.  See if you can identify the birds, butterflies and wildlife attracted to our pollinator friendly pastures.  Spend time playing games and asking questions about life on the ranch.  This workshop includes a local and responsibly raised lunch and runs at the same time as "Rancher for a Day".  This session is for kids ages 6 through 16.

Review all the details and register to attend here.

In the News

We are honored to be featured in the following print magazines and newspapers:

Bryce and Jen Riemer of Riemer Family Farm

Sustainability creates opportunities

Meet the Soil Sisters of Wisconsin

Soil Sisters

Meet Wisconsin's Soil Sisters

Women in Agriculture: Changing the Food System, One Wisconsin Farm at a Time