EVENTS

Partnering for Progress Barn Dance Fundraiser

Date: September 24, 2016, 4-10:30pm
Location: Saxon Homestead Farm, Cleveland, WI
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Silvopasture Walk

Date: September 29, 2016, 10am-noon
Location: Lancaster Agricultural Research Station
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The Queens’ New York Migrant Kitchens Project

Date: September 30, 2016, 10am
Location: University Club, rm 313
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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

UW-Madison Highlights Partnership with Stoney Acres Farm

Kat Becker and Tony Schultz, who own and operate Stoney Acres Farm in Marathon County, are featured in a UW-Madison campaign to show how partnerships with citizens and businesses are furthering the Wisconsin Idea in each of the state's 72 counties. 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.