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Farmer-Led Learning Center at Sinsinawa: Cultivating David Brandt’s Vision

September 14, 2023 7:00 am - 5:00 pm


Prior to his untimely passing in May 2023, regenerative ag pioneer Dave Brandt was working to launch a farmer-led learning center. An effort is now underway to bring his vision to life at the Sinsinawa Mound Center in southwestern Wisconsin and we want you to be part of it. Presentations will be given by Jay Brandt, Rick Clark, Loran Steinlage, and Jimmy Emmons.

Join us from 7 a.m. – 5 p.m. (Registration/Networking from 7 – 8:30 a.m., program begins at 9 a.m.) on Thursday, Sept.14 for an inclusive look at agriculture today. Activities will include:

  • An interactive discussion to explore possibilities for a farmer-led learning center.
  • A tribute to David Brandt by his son, Jay Brandt
  • Presentations by Loran Steinlage, Jimmy Emmons, and Rick Clark who are nationally-known farmers from Iowa, Oklahoma, and Indiana.
  • A premiere viewing of the movie, “Common Ground” (sequel to “Kiss the Ground”) with an open discussion afterward.

None of us is as smart as all of us!

Registration is free and includes lunch. Registration ends on Thursday, September 7. 

Click here to view the flyer or to share it with others: Sept. 14 flyer

If interested in Sponsorship, click here for information: Farmer to Farmer Sponsorship B

Lodging:  Sinsinawa Mound is located 10 minutes from Dubuque IA and 20 minutes from Galena IL – both Galena and Dubuque have many lodging options available. Blocks of rooms have been reserved for the event at the locations listed below. Be sure to say you are registering for the “Mound Event” to receive the block discount rate.

Holiday Inn Dubuque/Galena 450 Main Street, Dubuque IA 52001, (563) 556-2000, Block rates available through August 13th

Grant Hills Motel 9372 U.S. Rte 20 Galena IL 61036, (815) 777-2116, (877) 421-0924, Block rates available through August 27th

Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, 11334 Oldenburg Ln., Galena IL 61036, (815) 777-2400

Days Inn Motel, 1111 Dodge St./Hwy 20 Dubuque IA 52003, (563) 583-3297, Block rates available through August 29th


September 14, 2023
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sinsinawa Mound
585 County Road Z
Sinsinawa, WI 53824 United States
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Janice DeMuth
608-748-4411, ext. 811

Sinsinawa Mound Center

585 County Road Z
Sinsinawa, WI 53824