Keeping Water in our Soil: Uplands Watershed Group Farm Tour and Farmer-Fisherman Lunch

Date: July 27, 2018, 9:20am
Location: Spring Green, WI

Silvopasture Workshop

Date: August 3-4, 2018
Location: Spring Grove, MN and Coon Valley, WI

Dairy Heifer Grazing Farms Bus Tour

Date: August 8, 2018, 9:30am-6:30pm
Location: Tour begins in Madison

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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

Healthy Food Systems Poster Session

Date: November 14, 2014 2pm

Location: Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery Atrium

Posted September 2014

To reduce barriers to communication and facilitate productive cross-campus collaboration, Wisconsin Prevention of Obesity and Diabetes and CIAS are hostingĀ  a “Healthy Food Systems” poster session on Nov. 14. This poster session will be held in conjunction with a lecture by Dr. Jules Pretty, an internationally recognized expert in sustainable agriculture from the University of Essex. Poster viewing is scheduled before the lecture from 2-3pm, and again following the lecture.

We welcome posters from a wide range of disciplines and topics related to healthy food systems. For more information and an application link, click here. Applications are due Nov. 7 (deadline extended).