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Farm Tour: Highland Spring Farm

October 17, 2019 @ 9:00 am 12:00 pm

Take a tour of Highland Spring Farm

Clean Lakes Alliance is heading outside the city to visit one of our agricultural neighbors. In the return of our popular Farm Tour, we’ll visit Kevin Oppermann’s family farm where he implements rotational-grazing techniques, converting cropland to permanent pasture in an effort to sustainably raise his Scottish Highland cattle.

Clean Lakes Alliance Farm Tours demonstrate effective conservation practices that, when implemented, help to protect soil and water quality across Dane County. Attendees will gain a better understanding of effective land management practices.

Thank you Dane County Environmental Council Community Partners Program for making this event possible!

About Highland Spring Farm

Highland Spring Farm is a pasture-based farm, located in Oregon. The farm was founded in 2012 and raises grass-fed Scottish Highland beef cattle along with a few other livestock. Located southwest of Lake Waubesa, the farm is adjacent to the Waubesa Wetlands State Natural Area, an area owned by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and The Nature Conservancy. 

Highland Spring Farm is owned and operated by family farmer, Kevin and Keely Oppermann and their boys Liam (age 4) and Odin (age 2). After spending several years works in the software industry, Kevin returned to his farming roots by purchasing two cows and two calves for his family and friends.

What started as a “hobby” quickly changed when Kevin continued to expand his herd to meet demands for beef. Now, Highland Spring Farm rotationally grazes approximately 125 cattle, supplies local Madison restaurants, and provides goods at multiple local farmers’ markets.

Event Details

Arrive at 9 a.m. for a meet-and-greet. The program will begin at 9:30 a.m., followed by a pasture tour at Highland Spring Farm. The tour is anticipated to conclude by noon.

Parking is available at Highland Spring Farm.
2586 Lalor Road
Oregon, WI 53575
(See map below – park on Lalor Road just north of the Oppermann residence at 2586 Lalor Road)

Meeting Location Map - Highland Spring Farm

Please carpool to the event, if possible.

The tour is FREE to the public. Please register in advance.

FAQs

Where do I park?
Parking is available at Highland Spring Farm
Park on Lalor Road, just north of the residence at 2586 Lalor Road Oregon, WI 53575 (See map above)
Please carpool to the event, if possible.

Where should I wear?
Please dress for the outdoors – wear layers. Bring weather appropriate gear, such as rain gear, mud boots, hats, and umbrellas.

What if it rains?
This event will occur rain or shine.

Highland Spring Farm

2586 Lalor Road
Oregon, Wisconsin 53575 United States
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