Building Community and Equity Through Urban Agriculture

Date: June 8, 2019, 8;30-4:30
Location: Badger Rock Neighborhood Center, Madison

From Grain to Plate Field Day

Date: June 30, 2019, 10:30am-3pm
Location: Meadowlark Organic Farm, Ridgeway, WI

Container Farms: Unique Structures for Growing Vegetables

Date: July 7, 2019, 10-3
Location: Badger Rock Neighborhood 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


Announcing the 2019 Market Farm Madness Champion!

Hoophouse is your 2019 Market Farm Madness champion! They withstood high winds, late snow storms and controversy over cost share payments to win the tournament. more

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CIAS Director Candidate Public Presentation: Adena Rissman

Date: December 11, 2018, 9:15am

Location: Ebling Symposium Center, Microbial Sciences Building, UW-Madison campus

Posted December 2018

The search committee for the Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems (CIAS) Director position has announced two candidates who have been invited to give public presentations. Each candidate is scheduled to give a public presentation in Ebling Symposium (MSB) at 9:15 a.m. on the following dates:

Tuesday, Dec. 11: Adena Rissman, Associate Professor, Department of Forest and Wildlife Ecology
Thursday, Dec. 13: Randall Jackson, Professor, Department of Agronomy

There will be time following the presentation for individuals attending the presentation to ask questions of the candidates. The search committee will be soliciting feedback and comments via the email address.