EVENTS

Student Organic Seed Symposium

Date: August 9-12, 2015
Location: Madison, WI
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2015 Wisconsin Cover Crops Conference

Date: August 14, 2015, 8am-3:30pm
Location: Michael Fields Agricultural Institute, East Troy, WI
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UW Agronomy and Soils Field Day

Date: August 19, 2015, 8am-2:30pm
Location: Arlington Agricultural Research Station
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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. more

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. more


DIRECTOR'S BLOG

Northern Nut Growers Conference Features Wisconsin Hazelnut Production

The Northern Nut Growers Association (NNGA), in partnership with CIAS and UW-Extension, held the 106th NNGA conference in La Crosse, July 27-29. About 150 participants from across the country gathered for three days to talk about the business of nut production, processing and marketing in the context of agroforestry and perennialization. more

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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.