Photo by Sarah Anna Hansen

Kriss Marion, Wisconsin Farmers Union Foundation

Kriss Marion is a self-taught, first-generation farmer who serves on Wisconsin Farmers Union South Central Chapter Executive Board. Kriss is dedicated to serving her community—in addition to her work with the Farmers Union, she also serves on the Lafayette County Board and is committed to growing small town farmers markets like the market where she sells in rural Blanchardville

 For more information about the Wisconsin Farmers Union or to volunteer, visit or call 715-723-5561.

Jean Einerson and Ann Ward, Chrysalis Inc

Photo by John Urban

Jean Einerson and Ann Ward have been an integral part of the success of Chrysalis’s Chrysalis Pops program, which provides meaningful work opportunities to individuals with mental illness. With the support from the Madison Christian Community Church community garden, Jean and Ann have helped grow and harvest hundreds of pounds of produce used in Chrysalis Pops.

 For more information about Chrysalis or to volunteer, visit or call 608-256-3102.