EVENTS

OGrain Field Day: Adding Organic to Large-Scale Farms

Date: August 24, 2017, 9am-3pm
Location: Wallendal Farms, Grand Marsh, WI
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UW Organic Vegetable Variety Trials Field Day

Date: August 24, 2017, 2-5:30pm
Location: West Madison Ag Research Station
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Farm and Sea Conservation Dinner: Michael Fields Agricultural Institute

Date: August 25, 2017, 6-8pm
Location: Michael Fields, East Troy, WI
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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


DIRECTOR'S BLOG

UW-Madison Highlights Partnership with Stoney Acres Farm

Kat Becker and Tony Schultz, who own and operate Stoney Acres Farm in Marathon County, are featured in a UW-Madison campaign to show how partnerships with citizens and businesses are furthering the Wisconsin Idea in each of the state's 72 counties. more

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OGrain Field Day: Adding Organic to Large-Scale Farms

Date: August 24, 2017, 9am-3pm

Location: Wallendal Farms, Grand Marsh, WI

Download the event flyer Farmer interest is growing in growing organic grain. Many large-scale grain farms throughout the country are transitioning some or all of their acres to organic production, increasing the diversity of their cropping systems as well as the markets that they sell into. “With prices often two to three times conventional commodity […] more

UW Organic Vegetable Variety Trials Field Day

Date: August 24, 2017, 2-5:30pm

Location: West Madison Ag Research Station

Vegetable farmers and interested home gardeners are invited to attend the UW Organic Vegetable Variety Trials Field Day at the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s West Madison Agricultural Research Station. This free, interactive event highlights the many organic vegetable variety trials being conducted on the station’s 30 acres of certified organic land. Attendees will have the opportunity […] more

Farm and Sea Conservation Dinner: Michael Fields Agricultural Institute

Date: August 25, 2017, 6-8pm

Location: Michael Fields, East Troy, WI

Join the Michael Fields Agricultural Institute for a unique dining experience in their Big Brown Barn! Fresh Gulf Seafood, Farm Fresh Produce, Local Wine & Beer, and Music Featuring Chef Adam Carson of Toothpicks Catering, East Troy Highlighting Wisconsin Farmers and Gulf Fishermen working together to conserve the ecosystems and water quality of the Mississippi […] more

UW Organic Agriculture Field Day

Date: August 31, 2017, 10am-3pm

Location: Arlington Ag Research Station

In a growing season that has brought both too much and too little rain across the North Central region, farmers are increasingly looking for ways to increase the resilience of their soils. One option is to adopt some of the production practices that organic farmers use to help improve their soils such as cover cropping […] more
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