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.
CIAS Barn Dance was a Success
Thank you so much to everyone who came out to the CIAS 25th Anniversary Barn Dance on June 27 at Schuster's Farm near Deerfield. About 175 people enjoyed music, dancing, local food, a silent auction and unequaled camaraderie at this event.
The mailing address for all CIAS staff members is:
CIAS, 1535 Observatory Drive, Madison, WI 53706
Outreach specialist, Wisconsin School for Beginning Dairy and Livestock Farmers
Department of Community and Environmental Sociology
Phone: (608) 262-8018
Coordinator, Wisconsin School for Beginning Dairy and Livestock Farmers
Phone: (608) 265-6437
Day Farnsworth, Lindsey
Associate staff, urban agriculture and food systems
Associate staff, perennial crops
Bayfield County Cooperative Extension
Outreach specialist, fresh market vegetables and food systems
Coordinator, Wisconsin School for Beginning Market Growers