EVENTS

Wisconsin Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Growers Conference

Date: January 25-27, 2015
Location: Kalahari Resort, Wisconsin Dells
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Wisconsin Farm to School Summit

Date: January 29, 2015, 8:30am-4:30pm
Location: Hotel Mead, Wisconsin Rapids
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Wisconsin Local Food Summit

Date: January 30-31, 2015
Location: Hotel Mead, Wisconsin Rapids
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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

Service Learning in South Africa

CIAS Director Mike Bell and ten UW-Madison students are spending part of their winter break in South Africa. Bell is leading the students in a service learning course on the agroecology of health.

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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.