Pest Management


Edible Startup Summit

Date: November 17-18, 2017
Location: American Family Center, Madison, WI

2017 Green Lands Blue Waters Conference

Date: November 28-29, 2017
Location: UW-Madison Pyle Center

Midwest CSA Conference

Date: December 7-8, 2017
Location: 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

Eco-Fruit Program Supports Growers with Networking and Coaching

Posted September 2012


The CIAS Eco-Fruit program is featured in the latest report on IPM from the American Farmland Trust. The report features growers in the CIAS Eco-Fruit Network: Tom and Gretchen Griffith of Door Creek Orchard, Dane County grower Jim Lindemann, and Craig Schultz, who farms in the Chippewa Falls area. These growers, and many others, have increased the use of IPM on their farms through networking and coaching offered through the Eco-Fruit program.

“The more the growers network with each other, the more they’re willing to listen to other growers and try new things. There’s been more learning since this project largely because of growers talking to each other.”
—John Aue, program IPM coach

Read the report here.
Excerpted from The Power of Nature: Integrated Pest Management Helps Great Lakes Farms Protect Their Crops, Environment and Food Supply. American Farmland Trust, 2012.