Dairy

EVENTS

Family Food Fest

Date: Sunday, May 21, 11am-2pm
Location: Lincoln Elementary School, Madison, WI
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Grazing Farm Tours

Date: Thursday, May 25, 9:30am
Location: Spring Green, WI
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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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Cows turn Pasture into Milk

Posted February 2007

cow jumping out of a barnThis worksheet, which is geared toward older elementary school children and their teachers, presents basic information about grazing dairy cows. It presents grazing as a feeding alternative that mimics natural systems, protects erodible land, and saves money for farmers. It answers questions children might have about grazing, such as, “What do pastured cows do in the winter?” and, “Does the milk taste different when cows eat grass?”. This worksheet can be downloaded and photocopied, and it includes a maze and a crossword puzzle.

Download this worksheet (pdf file)