Crops and Livestock


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

Marketing beef cattle via satellite, video auction proves succesful in areas distant from markets (Research Brief #14)

Video and satellite auctions provide a number of marketing advantages to cattle producers who live long distances from markets or feeding areas. A five-year research and demonstration project at the UW-Madison Hayward Agricultural Research Station evaluated a number of methods for marketing beef cattle. “Marketing livestock in farming areas like northern Wisconsin requires a lot […] more

Beef, sheep can provide modest income souce in northern Wisconsin (Research Brief #7)

A livestock operation in northern Wisconsin won’t make you rich, but it can provide a source of supplemental income. more
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