EVENTS

Wisconsin Cover Crops Conference

Date: Tuesday, August 30, 9am-4pm
Location: Lancaster, WI
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OGRAIN Field Day: Organic Row Crops

Date: September 15, 2016, 1-4pm
Location: Fairview Farms, Cottonwood, MN
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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

Grassfed, Organic Meat and Eggs focus of Summer Citizens Advisory Council Meeting

The CIAS Citizens Advisory Council met on July 25 at council member Tom Lutsey's farm near Bailey's Harbor, WI. more

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CIAS staff, programs featured in Grow Magazine

Posted March 2012

Rebecca Claypool

The Spring 2012 issue of Grow Magazine from CALS includes a feature article on “Growing Future Farmers.” The article profiles CIAS staff member Rebecca Claypool, who raises vegetables on her farm near Avoca, Wisconsin. Rebecca works on our Veggie Compass project. The article also features the Wisconsin School for Beginning Dairy and Livestock Farmers, directed by CIAS staff member and beef farmer Dick Cates. Read the article here.