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



Know Your Buyer, Know Your Supplier Procurement Trainings

Click Here to Register: http://go.wisc.edu/we09pf
The deadline to register is Thursday, August 1, 2017
Monday, August 14, 2017

The Know Your Buyer, Know Your Supplier (KYBKYS) Procurement Training Series consists of five farm to school and farm to early care trainings across Wisconsin. Funded through a USDA Farm to School Training Grant and coordinated by the Wisconsin Farm to School Steering Committee, the goal of these trainings is: 1) to provide in-depth local food procurement training to Wisconsin’s food service professionals; and 2) better connect Wisconsin’s farmers, processors, distributors and supply chain partners with institutional buyers like schools, early childhood sites, hospitals, and universities.

Five different day-long trainings will be hosted by local partners throughout the state. Each training will include targeted information to answer your questions about finding, buying, menuing and serving Wisconsin-grown foods at your site. A “Local Expert Panel” will share on-the-ground success stories to help you reach your goals. All food service staff are encouraged to attend, and there will be breakout sessions for K-12 and ECE environments. Consider attending as a team from your center, school, district, or county.

Please see the list of training dates and locations below. Each full-day training runs from 9am until 4pm. Registration opens at 8:45 am. All trainings include lunch and snacks. The trainings are free, but registration is required. The trainings qualify for continuing education units (CEUs). CLICK HERE to view the draft event agenda.

Click Here to Register: http://go.wisc.edu/we09pf
The deadline to register is Thursday, August 1, 2017 Monday, August 14, 2017.

Viroqua: Tuesday, August 8, 2017
Viroqua Area School District
100 Blackhawk Drive, Viroqua
Hosted By: Robin Hosemann and Viroqua Area School District
Registrations after 8/1 may not include lunch

Janesville: Monday, August 14, 2017
Saint Augustine Catholic Church
280 Haberdale Drive, Footeville
Hosted By: Amazing Grace Family Farm
Registrations after 8/10 may not include lunch

Green Bay: Tuesday, August 15, 2017
West De Pere High School
665 Grant St, De Pere
Hosted By: The Farmory
Registrations after 8/10 may not include lunch

Eagle River: Thursday, August 17, 2017
Northland Pines High School
1800 Pleasure Island Rd, Eagle River
Hosted By: Northland Pines High School
Registrations after 8/10 may not include lunch

Wausau: Tuesday, August 22, 2017
North Central Technical College, Center for Health Sciences
1000 W Campus Drive, Wausau
Hosted By: Marathon County Health Department

Click Here to Register: http://go.wisc.edu/we09pf
The deadline to register is Thursday, August 1, 2017 Monday, August 14, 2017.

The Know Your Buyer, Know Your Supplier Procurement Training Series is organized at the state level by the Wisconsin Farm to School Steering Committee: Wisconsin Department of Agriculture Trade and Consumer Protection, Community GroundWorks, UW-Madison Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems, and the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.

Funding for this training was generously provided by the USDA Farm to School Program Training Grant.

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