Wisconsin Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Conference

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

2018 OGRAIN Winter Conference

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

2018 GrassWorks Grazing Conference

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

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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

2015 Iowa Organic Conference

Date: November 22-23, 2015

Location: University of Iowa Memorial Union

Posted September 2015

“Celebrating the Biodiversity of Organic Farming: People, Animals, Pollinators and Plants” is the theme of the 15th annual Iowa Organic Conference. Our keynote speaker will be Klaas Martens, who farms organic grains in upstate New York and was the NOFA-NY Farmer of the Year.

Join us for sessions to learning about the latest techniques for transitioning into organic farming, or improving organic operation. For more information, visit the conference website.