Fruit, Vegetable, Flower

EVENTS

Savanna Institute’s Perennial Farm Gathering

Date: December 6-7, 2019
Location: Sinsinawa Mound Center, Dubuque, IA
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GrassWorks Grazing Conference

Date: January 23-25, 2019
Location: Chula Vista Resort, Wisconsin Dells
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2020 OGRAIN Winter Conference

Date: January 24-25, 2020
Location: UW-Madison campus
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more events

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

more madness

CIAS offers several schools for beginning fruit, vegetable and flower growers. The Wisconsin School for Beginning Market Growers is a three-day course that aims to give students a realistic picture of what it takes to run a successful small-scale produce operation. The three-day Midwest School for Beginning Apple Growers demonstrates what it takes to set up and run a successful orchard business. Our Cut Flower Growers School will help you turn your passion for flowers into a sustainable small business.

Beginning Farmer Programs at CIAS

The Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems has been running intensive workshops for beginning farmers since 1995. Our schools, taught by experienced farmers, are packed with practical, how-to information, insights, inspiration, and a dose of the sometimes harsh realities involved in making a living from the land. more

F.H. King Students for Sustainable Agriculture

F.H. King Students for Sustainable Agriculture is a student organization working to promote sustainable agriculture at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. This UW-Madison student organization is affiliated with CIAS. more
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