The School at Altenburg’s Farm

The School at Altenburg’s Farm

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 school’s goal 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.
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Incourage has awarded a $25,000 matching grant to The School at Altenburg’s Farm from the Ruth B. and Hartley B. Barker Memorial Fund for Youth. This will be to support start-up expenses for The School to develop ag-related life skills.

Progress

The public is invited to help celebrate and see the progress at The School at Altenburg’s Farm. It will host a Strawberry Summer Celebration on Wednesday, June 21, 11:00am to 1:00pm at Altenburg’s Farm, 7020 Plover Road, Wisconsin Rapids.

A brief presentation is scheduled for noon to update the public on the School’s newly established board of directors, its farm director, fundraising efforts, and future plans for the School. Enjoy a strawberry sundae social and learn more about this unique effort. Members of the board will be at event to answer questions and share their vision for the School going forward.

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 of forming a not-for-profit farm school is becoming reality. Over the past two years, Incourage worked with Harold and a team of experts to provide input, strategize, and help in the planning and development of The School at Altenburg’s Farm. In April, the School became a registered nonprofit.

The School’s Board of Directors is comprised of six individuals who are highly skilled and knowledgeable in education, agriculture, and farming:

  • Jeff Boyd (Mortenson Brothers Farms)
  • Ashleigh Calaway (Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation)
  • Brad Kremer (Hillcrest Family Farms)
  • Tracy Neve (former teacher, now at Renaissance Learning)
  • Gale West (retired ag-business and farmer)
  • Gus Mancuso (Incourage)

If you would like more information about The School at Altenburg’s Farm, please contact Gus Mancuso at Incourage: [email protected] or 715-818-6187.

View Altenburg’s Farm’s website here.

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