Keeping Water in our Soil: Uplands Watershed Group Farm Tour and Farmer-Fisherman Lunch

Date: July 27, 2018, 9:20am
Location: Spring Green, WI

Silvopasture Workshop

Date: August 3-4, 2018
Location: Spring Grove, MN and Coon Valley, WI

Dairy Heifer Grazing Farms Bus Tour

Date: August 8, 2018, 9:30am-6:30pm
Location: Tour begins in Madison

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

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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

2011 Southern Wisconsin Fresh Produce Workshop

Date: Feb 8 2011 8:00 am

Location: [unknown]

Posted January 2011

Alliant Energy Center, Madison

The workshop will include:

  • Sessions presented by UW-Extension specialists and others on production, disease forecasting, pest management, post-harvest handling and best management practices for fruit and vegetable growers
  • Information about a new Wisconsin fresh market produce packing house and an opportunity to meet with large volume wholesale buyers interested in Wisconsin produce
  • Information on safe food handling as well as the new Federal Food Safety Bill and what it means for growers

This event is sponsored by Dane County, Dane County Extension, the Wisconsin Fresh Market Vegetable Association, the Wisconsin Apple Growers Association and the Wisconsin Berry Growers Association.

For more information, read the conference flier.