The soil is the greatest connector of lives, the source and destination of it all. It is the healer and restorer and resurrector, by which disease passes into health, age into youth, death into life. Without proper care for it we can have no community because without proper care for it we can have no life”
Ducks in a Row Family Farm
About the Farm
Nadia Alber and Chad Backes run a small, diverse family farm.
There, they raise 100% grass-fed lamb (and yarn/fiber) and
rotationally graze a herd of 55-75 Jacob sheep. They also
raise their own pastured chicken and ducks for eggs, as well as raise
heritage, pastured, and soy-free pork. They also grow a large
selection of organic vegetables. In addition to diversifying their
production, Nadia and Chad cover 95% of their land in perennial
grasses, and no-till drill legumes and forbs into their pasture every
You can reach them directly or find them at various farmers' markets
in Dane and Iowa County, where they sell their produce, individual
products/cuts, and whole/half animals.
Visit Ducks in a Row Family Farm for more information.