EVENTS

Decent Work in Agriculture and the Global Food Chain: An International Framework

Date: December 8, 2016
Location: Portland, OR
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National Domestic Fair Trade Conference: Fair Trade and Racial Justice in Our Agricultural Supply Chain

Date: December 9-11, 2016
Location: Portland, OR Hilton
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WI School for Beginning Market Growers

Date: January 6-8, 2017
Location: UW-Madison campus
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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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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.