Wisconsin farming history exhibit tours the state

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Five farms across Wisconsin are being featured in a traveling exhibit as part of an effort to showcase the state's diverse farming culture and history.

Wisconsin Public Radio reports that "The Lands We Share" exhibit backed by the University of Wisconsin has been touring the state since October. The exhibit, comprising oral histories, artifacts and images, will make its last stop in Madison on May 8.

The project features each farm for three weeks at a local venue, ending with a farm-to-table community dinner and discussion.

Project director James Levy says the five farms were chosen based on their backgrounds and focuses to encourage dialogue across regional, cultural and ethnic divides. The project showcases the first Hmong-owned farm to be organically certified in Wisconsin and an urban garden in Milwaukee.