Organic Vegetable Research Showcase

Date: August 22, 2019, 2-5pm
Location: West Madison Agricultural Research Station

UW Organic Agriculture Research Field Day

Date: August 29, 2019, 10am-3pm
Location: Arlington Agricultural Research Station

5th Annual Farm to Flavor Event

Date: September 12, 2019, 6:30-9:00pm
Location: Discovery Building, UW-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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Container Farms: Unique Structures for Growing Vegetables

Date: July 7, 2019, 10-3

Location: Badger Rock Neighborhood Center, Madison

Posted May 2019

Fifteen percent of the world’s food is grown in cities, but not all of it is grown in the ground. Learn how container farms are helping extend the possibilities for urban agriculture. With inexpensive containers and soil mixes, you can transform underutilized spaces into productive gardens.

Participants will learn to build a variety of container farms including sub-irrigated planters (SIPs), mason jar aquaponics, vertical planters and raised beds. They will make compost and vermicompost to nourish plants in container gardens. Participants will learn where to source materials for container farms, and they will have the option to bring home a SIP and mason jar aquaponics system.

This workshop is part of the School for Urban Agriculture 2019 Summer Workshop Series. For details and registration, visit the School for Urban Agriculture website.