EVENTS

Loving of the Land Concert

Date: April 26, 2014, 8:00pm
Location: UW-Madison Music Hall
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Ride to Farm

Date: May 31, 2014
Location: Ride starts and ends at Birch Lake Park, Barneveld, WI
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SUCCESS STORIES

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.

CIAS Eco-Fruit Program Receives Wisconsin Idea Award

Since 2000, the CIAS Eco-Fruit program has been helping growers reduce or eliminate risk from pesticides by using IPM. Participating growers have reduced their pesticide risk by 46 percent and increased their reliance on IPM strategies by 54 percent.


DIRECTOR'S BLOG

What Does it Mean to Eat Well?

CIAS launched its 25th anniversary celebration with a seminar addressing the question: What does it mean to eat well? CIAS has been asking questions like this since our inception in 1989, and we continue to explore this topic as we move into the future. In order to truly eat well, a healthy appetite includes a desire to understand our food through the land, people and communities who sustain it.

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Agriculture and the Land Ethic: Leopold’s Legacy

Date: Dec 5 2012 7:00 pm

Location: [unknown]

Posted November 2012

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The University of Wisconsin-Madison Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems (CIAS) and the Aldo Leopold Foundation are co-sponsoring a screening of Green Fire, a documentary film celebrating the legacy of conservationist Aldo Leopold.

This event will be held on the UW-Madison Campus in Biochemistry 1125, 420 Henry Mall. The screening is free and open to the public.

Green Fire highlights Leopold’s extraordinary career, explaining how he shaped conservation and the modern environmental movement. It also illustrates how Leopold’s vision of a community that cares about both citizens and the land continues to inspire people across the country and around the world.

The screening will be followed by a panel discussion moderated by Dick Cates, Director, CIAS Wisconsin School for Beginning Dairy and Livestock Farmers. Panelists will include:
• Paul Johnson, past chief of the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service
• Curt Meine, Aldo Leopold Biographer and Senior Fellow, Aldo Leopold Foundation
• Stanley Temple, Beers-Bascom Professor Emeritus in Conservation, Department of Wildlife Ecology, and Senior Fellow, Aldo Leopold Foundation
• Joy Zedler, Professor of Botany and Aldo Leopold Chair in Restoration Ecology
• Michael Bell, CIAS Director

This screening of Green Fire is part of the Culture of Agriculture series of events exploring the significance of food and agriculture in our lives. Culture of Agriculture events will be held on the UW-Madison campus throughout 2012 and 2013.