Field Day and Seafood Lunch: Can Conservation Pay?

Date: October 24, 2018, 9:45am
Location: Dolan Farms, Dodgeville, WI

First Annual Wisconsin Chili Lunch

Date: November 15, 2018
Location: Statewide

6th Annual Perennial Farm Gathering

Date: December 7-8, 2018
Location: Lussier Family Heritage Center, Madison

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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

CIAS at the Wisconsin State Fair

Posted August 2008

girl at exhibitCIAS participated in UW-Madison Day at the Wisconsin State Fair. Our exhibit, “Cows turn Grass into Milk” gave people a chance to experience managed grazing through a miniature pasture, “electric” fencing and toy cows. Visitors also played a cheese-tasting game where they experienced the differences between conventional Cheddar cheese and Cheddar made from the milk of grazed cows. Thank you to everyone who stopped at our table!