EVENTS

Wisconsin Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Conference

Date: January 21-23, 2018
Location: Kalahari Resort, Wisconsin Dells, WI
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2018 OGRAIN Winter Conference

Date: January 26-27, 2018
Location: UW-Madison campus
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2018 GrassWorks Grazing Conference

Date: January 30-February 1, 2018
Location: Chula Vista Resort, Wisconsin Dells, WI
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SUCCESS STORIES

The Wisconsin School for Beginning Dairy and Livestock Farmers: Keeping the Dream of Farming Alive

As older farmers retire, fewer young farmers are stepping in to take their place. The number of beginning farmers dropped 20 percent in the last five-year census period, and the average US farmer now tops 58 years of age. more

CIAS Mini-Grants Support Graduate Student Research in Sustainable Agriculture

CIAS supports innovative graduate student research addressing the challenges faced by small- and medium-sized farms and food businesses. Awarded annually, our competitive mini-grants aid students as they initiate their research in sustainable agriculture and food systems. more



$10,000 matching challenge. One week to go. Can you help?

Posted December 2014

Tom and Sharon Lutsey, Waseda Farms

December marks the final stretch of our year-long CIAS 25th anniversary celebration. In honor of this milestone, Waseda Farms has generously offered a $10,000 match to encourage individuals to join them in supporting the mission of CIAS. Through Sunday, December 7th, you can join in this effort and double the impact of your gift. We have one week to go. Can you help us meet this challenge with an online donation this week?

Gifts of any size are appreciated, and all gifts make a difference. In 2014 we’ve been able to fund student research through competitive mini-grants, help new farmers get started in sustainable agriculture through our beginning farmer schools, and research cutting-edge topics such as managed grazing, organic farming, perennial cropping and farm to school.

Please consider a year-end gift to CIAS to help us continue to support and nurture the farmers, students, business owners and other community members who benefit from our work in sustainable agriculture.

supportuw.org/giveto/cias25

Thank you!
Mike Bell, CIAS Director