Kristina grew up on a 150-acre organic dairy farm just outside of La Farge, Wisconsin with her younger brother and parents. After completing her undergraduate studies in Agronomy and History at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, she continued to pursue a Master’s Degree in Agroecology. She has since returned to the family homestead. The Hemstead family farm has been through a few transitions since it was purchased in 1893 as a sheep and tobacco farm. Today, they are focusing on organic beef production through Organic Prairie, and Kristina has plans to diversify the operation by raising a variety of crops and livestock.
Kristina is excited to join her first ever Gen-O Tour as both a Gen-O farmer and the Tour Road Manager. She plans to engage with other young farmers as well as consumers to discuss how to sow a more sustainable future. Kristina believes in order to support local and global economies, farmers and consumers need to work together to create an economically, environmentally, and socially supported food system with agriculture at its core.