Bodwéwadmi Ktëgan is a farm owned by the Forest County Potawatomi. The farm’s mission is to provide a natural, sustainable source of vegetables, fruits, greens, fish and animal proteins to the tribal community. All products are available to the tribal community and general public.
In spring 2017, the Bodwéwadmi Ktëgan (Potawatomi Farm) started at the former red deer ranch in Blackwell, WI. The mission is to provide a natural, sustainable source of vegetables, fruits, greens, fish and animal proteins to the tribal community. To accomplish this, we have:
- Built 4 high tunnels (2 more under construction) which allow crops to be planted earlier and stay in the ground later than our northern climate would usually allow
- Planted an orchard containing apple, pear, and plum trees
- Brought in pigs, beef cattle and bison
- Brought in chickens and turkeys which are housed in mobile coops, so we can rotate them in our fields and orchard to eat the insect and pests off our crops and fertilize them
- Built an aquaponic facility to provide year round vegetables and fish
- Planted raspberries, blueberries, and honeyberries
- Brought in honeybees to pollinate our crops and provide honey
- Opening a store soon
Our expansion plans are always growing.
3389 County Highway H
Laona, WI 54541
Storefront will open soon.
- Farm Manager, David Cronauer 715-889-0017
- Assistant Farm Manager, Joe Shepard 715-889-2836
- Farm Technician, Willian Belland
- Farm Technician, Shawn Milligan
- Farm Technician, Jason Spaude
- Land & Natural Resources Division Administrator: Frank Shepard Jr.
- Natural Resources Director: Frank Shepard Jr.
We’re Growing! Some products & services we’re working on for you include:
- Cooking Classes
- Gardening Classes
- Honey Harvest
Our Bison and Cattle are completely grass fed and Pigs and Chickens are all naturally raised.
All of our animals are on a rotational grazing program and get fresh grass every day!