Staff

EVENTS

Jahnke Farm Pasture Walk

Date: September 4, 2014 10am-2pm
Location: 5312 Scenic Rd., Lancaster, WI 53813
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6th Annual Partnering for Progress Chautauqua and Barn Dance

Date: September 13, 2014, 4:00-10:00pm
Location: Saxon Homestead Farm, Cleveland, WI
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Food for Thought Festival

Date: September 20, 2014, 8:30am-1:30pm
Location: Dane County Farmers' Market, Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
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SUCCESS STORIES

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.

CIAS Eco-Fruit Program Receives Wisconsin Idea Award

Since 2000, the CIAS Eco-Fruit program has been helping growers reduce or eliminate risk from pesticides by using IPM. Participating growers have reduced their pesticide risk by 46 percent and increased their reliance on IPM strategies by 54 percent.


DIRECTOR'S BLOG

Current and Past Citizens Advisory Council Members Gather for Summer Meeting

CIAS is celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2014, and our Citizens Advisory Council is at the center of our history. Past and present members of this unique advisory group gathered at Ferguson's Orchards on July 17 for its summer meeting.

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The mailing address for all CIAS staff members is: CIAS, 1535 Observatory Drive, Madison, WI 53706

Alber, Nadia

Outreach specialist, Wisconsin School for Beginning Dairy and Livestock Farmers
(608) 265-6437
nadia.alber@gmail.com

Bell, Michael

CIAS Director
Department of Community and Environmental Sociology
(608) 515-8151
michaelbell@wisc.edu

Bennett, Sandy

Administrator
Phone: 608-262-9928
skbennet@wisc.edu

Carusi, Cris

Communications manager
Phone: (608) 262-8018
cecarusi@wisc.edu

Cates, Dick

Coordinator, Wisconsin School for Beginning Dairy and Livestock Farmers
Phone: (608) 265-6437
rlcates@wisc.edu

Day Farnsworth, Lindsey

Associate staff, urban agriculture and food systems
(608) 890-2433
ldfarnsworth@wisc.edu

Fischbach, Jason

Associate staff, perennial crops
Bayfield County Cooperative Extension
(715) 373-6104
jason.fischbach@ces.uwex.edu

Hendrickson, John

Outreach specialist, fresh market vegetables and food systems
Coordinator, Wisconsin School for Beginning Market Growers
(608) 265-3704
jhendric@wisc.edu

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