Lynn and Nancy Utesch are from Kewaunee County, Wisconsin, where there are more cows than people. The Utesch’s moved to Town of Pierce in Kewaunee County, Wisconsin in 2004, acquiring 150 acres to pursue their grass-fed beef operation. When they moved to the county they were concerned with concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs), but at that time there were only a few permitted operations in their area. They believed the tourism sector and the proximity to Lake Michigan offered protection against the proliferation of large farms in the county. Fast forward over a decade later and today over thirty percent of the water from tested wells in Nancy’s county is unsafe to drink, with high levels of nitrates, bacteria, or both. Nancy and Lynn founded the group Kewaunee Citizens Advocating Responsible Environmental Stewardship, a citizen organization that deals with environmental issues in their community.