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 6 high tunnels, which let us start growing sooner and keep harvesting later than we usually could in our northern climate.
- 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 move them to different areas to eat insect pests and fertilize the soil.
- 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
Our expansion plans are always growing.
3389 County Highway H
Laona, WI 54541
Storefront is open!
Monday – Friday: 9am-3pm
- Farm Manager, Dave Cronauer 715-889-0017
- Assistant Farm Manager, Joe Shepard 715-889-2836
- Farm Technician, Bill Belland
- Farm Technician, Shawn Milligan
- Land & Natural Resources Division Administrator: 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!
Where Are Farm Products Available For Purchase?
- Call 715-478-4545 to order and pick up at the Farm.
- Both C-Stores carry Farm products. Items change based on season and availability.