The Duren Farm is located 2 miles south of Cazenovia on Highway 58. Our Conservation & Art Stop is located 1/4 mile north of 13918 Hwy 58. Look for the signs, tent and orange kiosk.
Doug Duren is a passionate hunter, land manager and conservationist. The Conservation Stop focuses on conservation on private land in the Driftless Area as seen through examples on the Duren farm. This farm has been in the Duren family for 117 years and current management includes land in Conservation Reserve Program (CRP), raising grass fed beef, timber management for forest health, wildlife habitat and financial goals, as well as a variety of hunting, aesthetic, and recreation objectives. Doug has worked on a variety of projects with several conservation organizations including Aldo Leopold Foundation, Pheasants Forever and American Forest Foundation. Duren is a frequent contributor to the Meateater with Steven Rinella television show, podcast and other Meateater family media. Duren has also been a guest on the Joe Rogan Experience podcast and several other podcasts discussing conservation, hunting and landownership issues. He has been featured in various regional and national publications for his work in conservation.
The Duren Farm Conservation Stop includes a short self-guided walk to learn about the history of the area and the Duren farm, conservation practices and includes interactive trail camera stops. Doug will be holding “Conversations about Conservation” answering questions about the walk and will be playing guitar and singing songs throughout the day.
“Goods from the Woods” and the farm for sale include inoculated shitake mushroom logs for growing your own mushrooms, sunflower bundles for bird and wildlife feeding and other items. Merchandise with Doug’s conservation motto “It’s Not Ours, It’s Just Our Turn” will also be available.
Patricia (Trish) Duren is an artist working in both oils and pastels. Although most of her painting is done in her own studio using photographs as reference, she also produces art on location–painting en Plein Air. Trish’s subject matter varies and includes landscapes, farm animals, portraits, old homesteads and buildings. She is an award winning artist and exhibits in group, solo and juried shows throughout Wisconsin.
This year Trish is bringing selected paintings from her studio to the Duren Farm – Conservation & Art Stop for exhibit and sale. Greetings cards and other items will also be offered. She also does commissions and is available to discuss your particular vision for a painting.
A long time ‘amateur’ harmonica player, Trish will occasionally accompany her husband Doug in playing music throughout the day.