Farm to Fork

EVENTS

Jahnke Farm Pasture Walk

Date: September 4, 2014 10am-2pm
Location: 5312 Scenic Rd., Lancaster, WI 53813
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6th Annual Partnering for Progress Chautauqua and Barn Dance

Date: September 13, 2014, 4:00-10:00pm
Location: Saxon Homestead Farm, Cleveland, WI
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Food for Thought Festival

Date: September 20, 2014, 8:30am-1:30pm
Location: Dane County Farmers' Market, Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
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SUCCESS STORIES

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.

CIAS Eco-Fruit Program Receives Wisconsin Idea Award

Since 2000, the CIAS Eco-Fruit program has been helping growers reduce or eliminate risk from pesticides by using IPM. Participating growers have reduced their pesticide risk by 46 percent and increased their reliance on IPM strategies by 54 percent.


DIRECTOR'S BLOG

Current and Past Citizens Advisory Council Members Gather for Summer Meeting

CIAS is celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2014, and our Citizens Advisory Council is at the center of our history. Past and present members of this unique advisory group gathered at Ferguson's Orchards on July 17 for its summer meeting.

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CSA Across the Nation: Findings from the 1999 and 2001 CSA Surveys

Posted October 2003

The Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) movement in the United States has grown to include over 1,000 farms that are linking growers and customers in unique ways. The 1999 National CSA Farm Survey provided the first comprehensive portrait of the CSA movement in the U.S. This work was updated in a second national CSA survey done in 2001. The survey results include demographics of CSA farms and farmers, land use, land tenure, business structure, core groups, and economics of CSA farms. The overall portrait of CSA that emerges from this survey is characterized by interesting patterns of uniformity-what CSA enterprises have in common-contrasted with equally interesting patterns of diversity-how they are different from each other and the rest of U.S. agriculture.

Read the 1999 report: CSA Across the Nation (pdf file)

Read the 2001 report: Community Supported Agriculture Entering the 21st Century (pdf file)