At the end of July, our Executive Director Claire Thompson resigned after three years of dedicating her time and effort to furthering The Farmory’s goals. Under her guidance, The Farmory has grown from one to five staff; completed and gained occupancy of our Chicago Street facility; designed and installed a state-of-the-art indoor hatchery; successfully hatched and sold two cohorts of perch and one cohort of walleye; and, developed and directly offered adult education aquaculture programs and education outreach to more than 200 participants in 2021 alone. As our Board of Directors guides us through this leadership transition, The Farmory is now focused on recruiting another visionary leader who shares and puts into daily practice the values and mission of our organization. The description of this position can be found on The Farmory’s webpage here, or for further information, please contact 920-593-3708. If you have interest in occupying this position, please send a resume and cover letter to

On the bright side, The Farmory is also currently in the process of major aquaponic deconstruction for our future new aquaponic system! We are moving items from the old bay to the new bay, where the new system will eventually be placed and a new project is in development. Currently, our walls and pillars are painted and are now working on closing the ceiling where the stairs will eventually be built for the future commercial operation above. The palate raking for the grow beds are erected and need to be cleaned. 

Additionally, The Farmory has a few open positions that need to be filled! In addition to the Executive Director position, we have volunteer shifts in our hatchery and a work study position. Come one, come all! You can find those open positions here. If either of these positions seem like the perfect fit for you, apply today and stay updated with news on future shifts with our Facebook and LinkedIn pages. 

Next up for good news is our fish store is open and ready for pick-up orders! In our hatchery, Lake Michigan strain Walleye fingerling fish are still for sale on our online store, which can be found on The Farmory’s webpage. Our fish are health certified, feed-trained, and raised indoors in a biosecure facility. Don’t miss this opportunity! 

Last, but certainly not least. The Farmory would like to extend heartfelt gratitude to every supporter from our Give for Gills and Greens Campaign, including Wisconsin Bank and Trust, the Amerhart Foundation, the Schneider Foundation, E-Hub/Urban Hope Group, the Green Bay West Rotary Club Foundation, Syndel, and Jordan LaChance and his Student Problem Solvers team from Northeast Wisconsin Technical College. Thanks to these generous organizations and the many individual donors, The Farmory is able to continue our mission of providing learning opportunities in sustainable agriculture that build self- sufficiency and improve health and well being. We couldn’t do it without you all!

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Farmory Wish-List:

– a calf-dome 

– chest freezer for our hatchery

Donations of any sort are appreciated. For in-kind donations, please send leads our way at Thank you!