EVENTS

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

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

Date: August 3-4, 2018
Location: Spring Grove, MN and Coon Valley, WI
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Dairy Heifer Grazing Farms Bus Tour

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



Dyeing the Natural Way

Date: Wednesday, March 29th, 6pm

Location: Moore Hall, room 227, UW-Madison

Posted March 2017

Join the F.H. King Students for Sustainable Agriculture and the Horticulture Club for a workshop on dyeing fabric with natural dyes. Madeline Wimmer will educate us on the science, history and how-to’s of natural dyes and the dyeing process.

Madeline Wimmer is a UW graduate student who studies cold climate viticulture in the Department of Horticulture. Perhaps it has something to do with her father being a graphic artist and mural painter, but Madeline has always been inspired to pursue the integration of art and science through different outlets involving movement, audio and visual art. Natural dyes include a lot of plant matter, so she had a natural affinity for this art.

Participants will have the opportunity to dye and take home a handkerchief using natural dyes like red or yellow onion skins, or Wisconsin-grown grapes. Space is limited, so it’s first come, first served. Can’t wait to see you there!