Penny Leder

Penny currently farms with her husband Bob in the NE corner of Waupaca County, near Clintonville. They sustainably raise lamb by rotational grazing of their flock of 300 commercial sheep on 80 acres of highly erodible land. Penny has been active in farm and forest land preservation since 2005 when she joined the Town Planning Committee to assist in writing their Comprehensive Land Use Plan. Shortly thereafter, she joined Waupaca County’s efforts to preserve agricultural land by helping to orchestrate the Land Use Study Tours, which brought busloads of Wisconsin citizens and government officials to Pennsylvania, Maryland, and New Jersey with the purpose of learning about successful methods of farmland preservation. Upon returning Penny helped form the Waupaca County Partners for Working Lands (WCPWL); a group of concerned citizens that advocate for farmland preservation. Bob and Penny have two grown children who now live out of state; both with careers in medicine.