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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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



CIAS Citizens Advisory Council Meets at Cattleana Ranch

Posted June 2010

On Wednesday, June 2, the CIAS Citizens Advisory Council, faculty associates and staff met at Cattleana Ranch in Omro, Wisconsin. Cattleana Ranch is owned and operated by council members Tom and Sue Wrchota. The group toured the Wrchota’s diversified operation, which includes grassfed beef, vegetables and heritage apples. The Wrchotas sell their products through farmers markets, Community Supported Agriculture shares (both meat and produce), retail stores and directly from their farm. Learn more about Cattleana Ranch on the farm’s website.