EVENTS

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

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

Date: August 3-4, 2018
Location: Spring Grove, MN and Coon Valley, WI
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Dairy Heifer Grazing Farms Bus Tour

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

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



Barn Dance & Harvest Celebration Supporting the Wisconsin School for Beginning Dairy and Livestock Farmers

Date: Sep 24 2011 5:00 pm

Location: [unknown]

Posted September 2010

Join us at an old-fashioned barn dance and harvest celebration highlighting Wisconsin farms, food and rural communities. The Klessig and Heimerl families will host the celebration at their grass-based dairy farm near the shore of Lake Michigan in Cleveland, Wisconsin, in their 160-year-old restored barn. Area growers and chefs are generously preparing to share their products, skills and creativity.

The Wisconsin School for Beginning Dairy and Livestock Farmers, Gathering Waters Conservancy and the Lakeshore Natural Resource Partnership are coordinating the event to celebrate Wisconsin’s rural communities and heritage, build partnerships to improve life in rural communities and raise funds.

Anyone is welcome. Tickets cost $85 for couples, $50 per person and $20 for students and are tax-deductible donations. Tickets are available in advance online.

For more information, visit the event website.