Season Extension: Hoop Houses, Low Tunnels and Cold Frames

Date: July 21, 2019, 8:30-4:30
Location: Badger Rock Neighborhood Center, Madison

5th Annual Farm to Flavor Event

Date: September 12, 2019, 6:30-9:00pm
Location: Discovery Building, UW-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


Announcing the 2019 Market Farm Madness Champion!

Hoophouse is your 2019 Market Farm Madness champion! They withstood high winds, late snow storms and controversy over cost share payments to win the tournament. more

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6th Annual Perennial Farm Gathering

Date: December 7-8, 2018

Location: Lussier Family Heritage Center, Madison

Posted October 2018

If you’re interested in perennial crops and pastured livestock, come to the Savanna Institute’s Perennial Farm Gathering to learn what farmers, scientists, and others are discovering—both what’s working well and what needs more work.

Greg Judy of Green Pastures Farms will a give a keynote presentation. Greg is the author of No Risk Ranching and Comeback Farms, and a frequent collaborator with the Center for Agroforestry at the University of Missouri. He’ll be speaking about silvopasture, mob grazing, and the business principles of improving the ecological health of owned and leased land (over 1,200 acres) by profitably raising cattle, sheep, horses, goats, pigs, chickens and mushrooms.

Several breakout sessions are planned, including useful topics for aspiring farmers, seasoned producers, or wherever you fit in the food chain. Great food, fun music, a beautiful venue, and most of all an inspiring community promise to make this a special occasion.

Visit the Savanna Institute website for details and registration.