Keeping Water in our Soil: Uplands Watershed Group Farm Tour and Farmer-Fisherman Lunch

Date: July 27, 2018, 9:20am
Location: Spring Green, WI

Silvopasture Workshop

Date: August 3-4, 2018
Location: Spring Grove, MN and Coon Valley, WI

Dairy Heifer Grazing Farms Bus Tour

Date: August 8, 2018, 9:30am-6:30pm
Location: Tour begins in 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

Cultivating Sustainable Agriculture Conference

Posted November 2008

On October 31st and November 1st, 64 people met at UW-Madison to discuss sustainable agriculture programs and initiatives on college campuses. Fifteen institutions including tech colleges, two and four year colleges, and postgraduate programs were represented at this conference. Highlights included workshops that provided an abundance of networking opportunities, engaged and excited students, and great local food. This conference was organized by CIAS, the UW-Madison Agroecology Program, and many other partners.