The Green Bay Press-Gazette visits with newsmakers in the business world each week in its Monday Conversation feature. This week Jeff Metoxen, manager at Tsyunhehkw^ in Oneida, discusses sustainable and organic agriculture.

Q. Can you talk briefly about the Tsyunhehkw^ operation?

A. Tsyunhehkw^ is an agricultural community and culturally based program of the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin. Our agricultural component is located at 139 Riverdale Drive on a certified organic 83-acre site. Our program is founded on self-sustainability, and service for the Oneida Nation and the community. Our entire operation and services are open to the public. We have three main components: agriculture, cannery and retail.

Our primary focus is on self-sustainability and food security. Our staff of 13 people works to meet our community’s needs and our goals. However, we could not accomplish this without the support and help of the Oneida Nation, our community and friends. […]