EVENTS

Building Community and Equity Through Urban Agriculture

Date: June 8, 2019, 8;30-4:30
Location: Badger Rock Neighborhood Center, Madison
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From Grain to Plate Field Day

Date: June 30, 2019, 10:30am-3pm
Location: Meadowlark Organic Farm, Ridgeway, WI
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Container Farms: Unique Structures for Growing Vegetables

Date: July 7, 2019, 10-3
Location: Badger Rock Neighborhood Center, 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


MARKET FARM MADNESS

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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Building Community and Equity Through Urban Agriculture

Date: June 8, 2019, 8;30-4:30

Location: Badger Rock Neighborhood Center, Madison

Many urban farmers partner with community-based nonprofit organizations working for social justice and equitable food access. Urban agriculture is a viable strategy for building food sovereignty. Successful partnerships between nonprofits and urban farmers, however, depend on farmers being able to navigate the structures and dynamics of these organizations. This workshop will provide practical information and […] more

From Grain to Plate Field Day

Date: June 30, 2019, 10:30am-3pm

Location: Meadowlark Organic Farm, Ridgeway, WI

You are invited to join the Uplands Watershed Group and Pecatonica Pride Watershed Association for a rich exploration of why small grains like wheat, barley, oats and rye matter. We will tour small grains in the field, see how different crops and field practices affect erosion and infiltration with a rainfall simulator, engage terrific speakers […] more

Container Farms: Unique Structures for Growing Vegetables

Date: July 7, 2019, 10-3

Location: Badger Rock Neighborhood Center, Madison

Fifteen percent of the world’s food is grown in cities, but not all of it is grown in the ground. Learn how container farms are helping extend the possibilities for urban agriculture. With inexpensive containers and soil mixes, you can transform underutilized spaces into productive gardens. Participants will learn to build a variety of container […] more

Growing Food in Urban Areas

Date: July 13, 2019, 8:30-4:30

Location: Troy Farm, Madison

This workshop will cover the unique opportunities and challenges in urban farming and large-scale gardening. The instructors will walk participants through farm and garden planning, design, implementation and evaluation. Participants will engage in hands-on learning with tools and supplies at Troy Farm. Topics will include: Securing land for farms and gardens Criteria for selecting and […] more

Season Extension: Hoop Houses, Low Tunnels and Cold Frames

Date: July 21, 2019, 8:30-4:30

Location: Badger Rock Neighborhood Center, Madison

Learn a range of proven techniques to extend the traditional growing season through winter in the Upper Midwest. The first half of the workshop will focus on methods appropriate to small-scale farming—including low tunnels, cold frames, straw cover, and row cover/bed sheets—used at Badger Rock Urban Farm. For larger-scale operations, hoop houses have successfully served […] more
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