One Step at a Time
Thu Oct 23, 2014 04:35 PM CDT

Peg Sheaffer never planned to be a farmer. While in school at the University of Wisconsin, she majored in history and Spanish. But for fun, she took a few classes in sustainable agriculture. "There's a pretty strong interest in local food in Madison," she remarks. That's almost an understatement. Madison is home to the Dane County Farmers' Market, the largest producers-only farmers market in the U.S.

Despite the fact Sheaffer had no family connection or significant background in agriculture, she began to develop a strong interest in food production and worked on ...

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