EVENTS

OGrain Field Day: Adding Organic to Large-Scale Farms

Date: August 24, 2017, 9am-3pm
Location: Wallendal Farms, Grand Marsh, WI
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UW Organic Vegetable Variety Trials Field Day

Date: August 24, 2017, 2-5:30pm
Location: West Madison Ag Research Station
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Farm and Sea Conservation Dinner: Michael Fields Agricultural Institute

Date: August 25, 2017, 6-8pm
Location: Michael Fields, East Troy, WI
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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


DIRECTOR'S BLOG

UW-Madison Highlights Partnership with Stoney Acres Farm

Kat Becker and Tony Schultz, who own and operate Stoney Acres Farm in Marathon County, are featured in a UW-Madison campaign to show how partnerships with citizens and businesses are furthering the Wisconsin Idea in each of the state's 72 counties. more

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Veggie Compass Helps Growers Make Data-Driven Decisions (CIAS Research Brief #97)

Fresh market vegetable growers with multiple crops and markets make numerous, complex production and marketing decisions. The Veggie Compass farm management tool was developed to help farmers make these decisions, based on data gleaned from their farm operations. more
Rebecca Claypool

CIAS staff, programs featured in Grow Magazine

The Spring 2012 issue of Grow Magazine from CALS includes a feature article on “Growing Future Farmers.” The article profiles CIAS staff member Rebecca Claypool, who raises vegetables on her farm near Avoca, Wisconsin. Rebecca works on our Veggie Compass project. The article also features the Wisconsin School for Beginning Dairy and Livestock Farmers, directed […] more

2013 University of Wisconsin Organic Vegetable Field Day

Date: Aug 12 2013 1:00 pm

Location: [unknown]

UW West Madison Agricultural Research Station The field day will feature vegetable research conducted on certified land at the research station and organic farms. Topics will include: ¬†Organic variety trials of sweet corn, snap peas, carrots, winter squash, leafy greens, beets, and potatoes Results of farmer participatory breeding projects No-till vegetable production using fall-sown, mowed […] more
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