Specialty Crops

EVENTS

MOSES Organic Farming Conference

Date: Feb. 23-25, 2017
Location: La Crossse, WI
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Midwest School for Beginning Apple Growers

Date: March 10-12, 2017
Location: UW-Madison campus
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Food Sovereignty Symposium and Festival

Date: March 10-12, 2017
Location: UW-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


DIRECTOR'S BLOG

UW-Madison Highlights Partnership with Stoney Acres Farm

Kat Becker and Tony Schultz, who own and operate Stoney Acres Farm in Marathon County, are featured in a UW-Madison campaign to show how partnerships with citizens and businesses are furthering the Wisconsin Idea in each of the state's 72 counties. more

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Growing Midwestern Tree Nut Businesses: Five Case Studies

Veggie Compass Helps Growers Make Data-Driven Decisions (CIAS Research Brief #97)

Organic Agriculture in Wisconsin: 2014 UW-Madison Research Report

Values-Based Food Supply Chain Case Study: Full Circle

Uncommon Fruits with Sustainability Potential

Fruit with Potential for Wisconsin Farms

Echineacea as a tobacco crop alternative (Research Brief #48)

Echinacea as a Tobacco Crop Alternative

Traps help monitor pine root weevil in Christmas trees (Research Brief #5)

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