EVENTS

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

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

Date: August 3-4, 2018
Location: Spring Grove, MN and Coon Valley, WI
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Dairy Heifer Grazing Farms Bus Tour

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



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.