Field Day and Seafood Lunch: Can Conservation Pay?

Date: October 24, 2018, 9:45am
Location: Dolan Farms, Dodgeville, WI

First Annual Wisconsin Chili Lunch

Date: November 15, 2018
Location: Statewide

6th Annual Perennial Farm Gathering

Date: December 7-8, 2018
Location: Lussier Family Heritage Center, Madison

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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

25th Annual GrassWorks Grazing Conference

Date: February 2-4, 2017

Location: Chula Vista Resort, Wisconsin Dells

Posted February 2017

The annual GrassWorks Grazing Conference emphasizes learning, sharing and improving grazing skills. At this year’s conference, GrassWorks will celebrate 25 years of achievements in grass-based livestock farming.

Speakers include:

  • Tom Frantzen, organic farmer
  • Joyce Turk, USAID
  • Jim Gerrish, University of Missouri

Breakout sessions include workshops for grass-based dairy and livestock farmers, as well as a special track for beginning graziers.

For more information, visit the GrassWorks website.