EVENTS

8th National Farm to Cafeteria Conference

Date: June 2-4, 2016
Location: Monona Terrace, Madison, WI
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Ride to Farm 2016

Date: June 4, 2016
Location: New Glarus Woods State Park
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Wisconsin Farm Technology Days

Date: July 19-21, 2016
Location: Walworth County, WI
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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

Theo Loo Wins Wisconsin Without Borders Award for LAND Project Contribution

UW-Madison senior Theo Loo has been awarded one of eight 2016 Wisconsin Without Borders Awards for his project focused on waterborne illness prevention in rural South Africa. 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.