Wisconsin School for Beginning Market Growers

Date: January 12-14, 2018
Location: UW-Madison

Wisconsin Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Conference

Date: January 21-23, 2018
Location: Kalahari Resort, Wisconsin Dells, WI

2018 GrassWorks Grazing Conference

Date: January 30-February 1, 2018
Location: Chula Vista Resort, Wisconsin Dells, WI

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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

Apply for a CIAS Graduate Student Research Mini-Grant

Posted March 2017

Applications are being accepted through March 17 for CIAS summer mini-grants. These grants of up to $2,000 are available for UW-Madison graduate students doing research aligned with CIAS priority areas: organic agriculture, local and regional food systems, and perennial agriculture. The CIAS mini-grant program is made possible by a grant from the Single Step Foundation. For more information, click here.