EVENTS

Keeping Water in our Soil: Uplands Watershed Group Farm Tour and Farmer-Fisherman Lunch

Date: July 27, 2018, 9:20am
Location: Spring Green, WI
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Silvopasture Workshop

Date: August 3-4, 2018
Location: Spring Grove, MN and Coon Valley, WI
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Dairy Heifer Grazing Farms Bus Tour

Date: August 8, 2018, 9:30am-6:30pm
Location: Tour begins in 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



Cates Honored for Service to Agriculture

Posted February 2012

CIAS staff member Dick Cates, who directs the Wisconsin School for Beginning Dairy and Livestock Farmers, received the Farm and Industry Short Course (FISC) alumni’s Service to Agriculture award on January 28. Cates was recognized for his dedication and service to the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, Farm and Industry Short Course and Wisconsin’s agriculture industry. In addition to directing the School for Beginning Dairy and Livestock Farmers, Cates raises grass-fed beef with his wife, Kim, and oversees grazing systems programming in CALS. Congratulations, Dick!