Midwest School for Beginning Grape Growers
Date: March 16-18, 2014
Location: Wisconsin Dells, WI
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.
Dick and Kim Cates Receive Leopold Conservation Award
Congratulations to CIAS staff member Dick Cates and his wife, Kim, on receiving the 2013 Wisconsin Leopold Conservation Award. This award honors Wisconsin landowner achievement in voluntary stewardship and management of natural resources. Dick directs the Wisconsin School for Beginning Dairy and Livestock Farmers at CIAS, in addition to managing Cates Family Farm.
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