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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CIAS Mini-Grants Support Graduate Student Research in Sustainable Agriculture

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CIAS Harvest Dinner: The Future of Organic Food and Farming

Date: November 5, 2016, 6-9pm

Location: UW-Madison University Club, 803 State St.

Posted October 2016

The UW-Madison Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems (CIAS) will host an evening celebrating Wisconsin’s organic agriculture at the Harvest Dinner on Saturday, November 5. This event will take place from 6-9pm at the UW-Madison University Club.

Delicious appetizers and a three-course meal will feature organic ingredients, many sourced from Wisconsin farms. Keynote speaker Louise Hemstead, Organic Valley Chief Operating Officer, will discuss the future of organic food and farming.

The Harvest Dinner is a fundraiser for CIAS research, farmer training and outreach on organic and sustainable agriculture. At this event, we will announce the CIAS Organic Initiative.

This is an adults-only event with a cash bar. Dress: Business casual

Thank you to our event sponsors:
Gold level:
Kate VandenBosch & Tom Frantz, and Dick & Margaret Straub
Organic Valley Family of Farms
UW-Madison Department of Agronomy
UW-Madison Department of Community and Environmental Sociology

Silver level:
UW-Madison Agroecology Program

Bronze level:
UW-Madison Department of Soil Science
UW-Madison Organic and Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program
Willy Street Co-op
Wisconsin Farmers Union

Harvest Dinner poster (PDF)
Harvest Dinner Facebook page

Ticket sales for this event are closed.