Coffee farmer from Andres Eloy Blanco to visit Dane County

From March 25th to April 1st, Mr. Enrique Colmenárez will visit Dane County as part of the Dane-Andres Eloy Blanco sistering relationship.

Mr. Colmenarez is a coffee grower and president of the Sanare Coffee Fund.

We have created a calendar of events for him that includes visiting the UW Center for Cooperatives, local family farms, cooperatives, and coffee-oriented businesses. He will also meet with students in Latin America Studies and Agroecology on the UW campus. We are scheduling radio interviews and other public presentations as well.

We plan to discuss the possibility for a delegation from Wisconsin to Venezuela when Mr. Colmenarez is here.

For more information, email Carol at "bracewell at".

Public events include:

Wednesday, 3/25, noon-1pm. WORT Radio 89.9 FM. A Public Affair show with host Esty Dinur.

Wednesday, 3/25, 7:30-8:30pm. Progressive Dane public meeting, Madison Public Library, 201 W Mifflin.

Thursday, 3/26, 4:30-6pm. Public Reception. UW Center for Cooperatives. Room 115, Taylor Hall, 427 Lorch Street (parking free after 4:30 in Lot 20)

Monday, 3/30, 1pm, Pres Conference at Deli Bean, 206 E. Main St. in Reedsburg (part of a day touring area farms, call 260-0900 to join the tour); photos from the tour are at

Monday, 3/30, 7-9pm, Coffee farming in Venezuela. The Company of Thieves coffeeshop, 908 E. Johnson Street, Madison.

Tuesday, 3/31, 4-5pm. Coffee farming in Venezuela, presentation on UW campus, room # to be determined.

Tuesday, 3/31, 7-8pm. WORT Radio 89.9 FM. En Nuestro Patio, Spanish language news program.