Wisconsin Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Conference

Date: January 21-23, 2018
Location: Kalahari Resort, Wisconsin Dells, WI

2018 OGRAIN Winter Conference

Date: January 26-27, 2018
Location: UW-Madison campus

2018 GrassWorks Grazing Conference

Date: January 30-February 1, 2018
Location: Chula Vista Resort, Wisconsin Dells, WI

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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

D-Composition, A Concert

Date: October 11, 2014, 4-6pm

Location: St. Boniface Church, 105 Church St., Lime Ridge, WI

Posted October 2014

Music mimics biology in the Wormfarm Institute’s third annual D-Composition Concert, which is part of Fermentation Fest 2014. Composers Mike Bell (CIAS Director), Geoffrey Brady, Lawton Hall, and Amanda Schoofs will present new musical works that rearrange, remix or otherwise de-compose music from last year’s concert, creating a fertile and exciting musical compost. In July, the composers gathered at a symposium held in Sauk City. Inspired by these presentations and last year’s D-compositions, they had three months to compose something new. This will be their premiere performance of their new works.

For more information, visit the Fermentation Fest website.

The Sweet Sound of Fermentation Fest (Madison Magazine, 10/1/14)