Field Day and Seafood Lunch: Can Conservation Pay?

Date: October 24, 2018, 9:45am
Location: Dolan Farms, Dodgeville, WI

First Annual Wisconsin Chili Lunch

Date: November 15, 2018
Location: Statewide

6th Annual Perennial Farm Gathering

Date: December 7-8, 2018
Location: Lussier Family Heritage Center, 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

Baldwin Local/Regional Food Distribution Project

Posted December 2008

Launched in January 2008, the Baldwin Local/Regional Food Distribution Project aims to develop a regional distribution system that can provide many different kinds of Wisconsin farmers with the means to deliver their products to high-volume markets. During the spring of 2008, we began a series of interviews with a dozen mid-scale growers and distributors as well as many entrepreneurs active in local food distribution networks in Wisconsin and throughout the United States. The interviews sought to identify business models, distribution strategies, best practices and common barriers associated with scaling-up local food distribution. We are currently in the process of synthesizing these case studies, which will soon be available on the CIAS website.