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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


Announcing the 2019 Market Farm Madness Champion!

Hoophouse is your 2019 Market Farm Madness champion! They withstood high winds, late snow storms and controversy over cost share payments to win the tournament. more

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CIAS Mini-Grant Applications due Friday

Posted February 2020

CIAS summer mini-grants support UW-Madison graduate students doing research aligned with CIAS priority areas: local and regional food systems, continuous living cover, and equity and food sovereignty. The CIAS mini-grant program is made possible by a grant from the Single Step Foundation. Proposals received by March 13 are assured consideration. For more information, click here.