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Cultivating the Dream

October 17, 2017 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
Overture Center for the Arts • Wisconsin Studio, Third Floor • Madison
Many Hands Make Fair Work
Tuesday, October 17, 2017 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm


Overture Center for the Arts
201 State Street Wisconsin Studio, Third Floor
53705 Madison , WI

The phrase "America’s Dairyland" often brings to mind images of cows munching on green grass, a farmer heading out to chop hay, or a nice plate of artisan cheese. You might not immediately picture the people milking the cows, baling the hay, or working in the cheese plants. In this second talk in the American Dream in Wisconsin series Michael Bell and Sarah Lloyd will discuss the many hands behind the scenes of Wisconsin agriculture and what structures are necessary to build a fair labor system that gets our food from field to fork.


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Michael Bell is Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor of Community and Environmental Sociology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Sarah Lloyd is the Special Projects Coordinator for the Wisconsin Farmers Union and the Secretary of the Board and Director of Development for the Wisconsin Food Hub Cooperative. In addition to her off-farm work Sarah helps her husband Nels Nelson on the Nelson family dairy farm outside Wisconsin Dells. Sarah recently completed a term on the Nat

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