Crawford Stewardship Project works to protect the environment of Crawford County and neighboring regions from threats
of polluting and extractive industries, to promote sustainable land use,
environmental justice, and local control of natural resources

Crawford Stewardship Project is grateful for the generous support of RESIST, Inc. RESIST funds and supports grassroots groups organizing on the frontlines of the peace, economic, social, and environmental justice movements.

“We abuse land because we regard it as a commodity belonging to us. When we see land as a community to which we belong, we may begin to use it with love and respect.” ~Aldo Leopold, A Sand County Almanac

"CAFOs are only profitable because so much of the cost and damage is externalized onto the environment, neighbors and wildlife. The monitoring, supervision, clean-up, restitution, fines are not happening, thus the true cost of CAFOs never find the way onto the balance books." Talking point from the CAFO Conference.

"The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated," Mahatma Gandhi
"Producers need to ask themselves what would the public think? How would ten people picked at random from an airport or bus station react to (your) animal rearing, transport or slaughter practices?"
Dr. Temple Grandin

Regional Pastured Pork Production Meeting

Farmers interested in pastured pork production and forming a regional farmer’s cooperative are encouraged to attend this meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 7th from 10 am-2 pm at the Crawford County meeting room at the County Highway Department located just south of Seneca at the corner of Hwy 27 and County E.

Event organizer, pastured pork farmer Mike Mueller explains, “After many conversations with other farmers, we are ready to discuss raising and marketing high quality, sustainably grown pork.” The recent passage of Crawford County’s 10-year Resource Management Plan, covered in a series in the Crawford County Independent, is a guide for protecting and improving land and water resources in the county. Pasture raised livestock with our steep topography and karst geology is a good fit for the region. “Our goal is to raise pork that respects the land, the farmer, the animals and plants, and consumers.” Mike adds.

The meeting will begin with Joel Salatin’s video, “Pigs ’n Glens”’ which covers what is involved in pasture raising pigs. This video combines the most ancient hog production techniques with the best of modern technology, using pigs to massage the ecological landscape in exercise. Simply put, this is modern nutrient-dense ecological farming at its best.

Jeff Swenson, Economic Development Specialist from Madison will present the marketing opportunities of forming a farm cooperative. Other grazing group and agency representatives will be available at the meeting as well.

There will be plenty of opportunity for questions and discussion for those attending. Mike is providing a pulled pork lunch.

Call Mike Mueller at 608-412-0725 with questions and to RSVP.


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Crawford Stewardship Project is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization registered in the state of Wisconsin. Donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

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State of our union is tied to the state of our climate
Citizens' Climate Lobby responds to 2015 State of the Union
full story here

Interactive "fraccidents" map, state by state. Access the page for Arkansas at
The other states are also accessible.

Water Quality Monitoring
CSP is looking for people to do water quality monitoring around the Wauzeka CAFO, sand mining operations, as well as other threatened waters in Crawford County. Monitor training is free and provided by Valley Stewardship Network.


All of us need to take an active role in creating and forging the direction of future growth in our area as well as protecting our natural resources.

CSP has accomplished much in the past few years thanks to the many people who have volunteered to help. Now more than ever CSP needs your help. If you can give a few hours once in a while or help with a few hours ongoing, we would appreciate your efforts. CSP and would love to hear from you.

Read all about what you can do....

Books and Videos about CAFOs, sustainable agriculture, water and food issues, etc. available at the Crawford County libraries
Book and Video List

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