EVENTS

UW Organic Field Day

Date: September 2, 2015, 9:30am-2:30pm
Location: Arlington Agricultural Research Station
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UW Organic Vegetable Field Day

Date: September 8, 2015, 4-7pm
Location: Verona, WI
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Association of Specialty Cut Flower Growers: Wisconsin Grower Intensive

Date: October 4-6, 2015
Location: Sheraton Madison Hotel, Madison, 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. 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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Diercks hosts CIAS summer meeting

Posted July 2012

Andy Diercks answers questions on farm tour

Andy Diercks, Coloma potato farmer and CIAS Citizen’s Advisory Council member, hosted the group’s annual summer meeting on his farm on July 10. CIAS staff, faculty associates, and advisory council members were treated to a tour of the facilities and fields. Thanks, Andy, for showing us around and explaining the complexities of potato growing and marketing.