|February 27, 2014||to||March 1, 2014|
La Crosse, WI
Started 25 years ago as a gathering of 90 people who wanted to learn more about farming organically, the MOSES Conference has grown to become the country’s foremost educational and networking event for the organic community with annual attendance topping 3,000! The people involved in organic and sustainable farming tend to be passionate about food and farming, which makes for a truly inspiring event. Please join us in celebrating the 25th anniversary of this remarkable gathering!
Registration opens November 25. For more information and online registration visit the MOSES website.
|January 23, 2014||to||January 24, 2014|
Hotel Mead, Wisconsin Rapids, WI
The Midwest Value Added Agriculture Conference brings farmers together to network and learn about local projects and resources available to help their profitability and sustainability, as well as their ability to be innovative and creative in their on-farm endeavors. In addition to farmers, the conference brings together students, agri-business representatives, university research and Extension personnel, and government organizations from across the upper Midwest to explore current issues in value added agriculture.
For more information, visit the conference website.
|January 31, 2014||to||February 1, 2014|
Milwaukee Area Technical College
1015 North Sixth Street, Milwaukee, WI 53233
Save the date for the 2014 Wisconsin Local Food Summit:
Cultivating our future: Growing connections for resilient Wisconsin food systems
More information is available at the Wisconsin Local Food Network website.
|January 16, 2014||to||January 18, 2014|
Patriot Center, Wausau, WI
Save the date for the 22nd annual GrassWorks grazing conference. Visit the GrassWorks website for more information.
|January 19, 2014||to||January 21, 2014|
The Wilderness Territory Resort
Wisconsin Dells, WI
Save the date for the 2014 Wisconsin Fruit and Vegetable Conference. Visit the Wisconsin Apple Growers Association website for more information.
|January 10, 2014||to||January 12, 2014|
The intensive three-day course demonstrates what it takes to set up and run a successful market garden or small farm. The course aims to give students a realistic picture of what it takes to run a successful small-scale produce operation—including capital, management, labor and other resources. Topics include soil fertility, crop production, plant health and pest management, cover crops, equipment needs and labor considerations at different scales of operation, and marketing and economics. Three grower instructors primarily teach the course, with featured presentations and hands-on labs by UW faculty and other specialists.
|February 22, 2014||to||February 23, 2014|
The Wisconsin Cut Flower Growers School is a two-day workshop designed to help new and beginning growers learn the ins and outs of producing and marketing cut flowers. Learn from experienced growers about variety selection, seed starting, planting and harvest schedules and methods, post-harvest handling, pest management, tools and equipment, and direct marketing. Find out how to turn your passion for fl owers into a sustainable small business. Network with other growers in and around Wisconsin. Handle small tools at a show-and-tell table. Speakers will emphasize sustainable and organic production practices.
Congratulations to CIAS staff member Dick Cates and his wife, Kim, on receiving the 2013 Wisconsin Leopold Conservation Award. This award honors Wisconsin landowner achievement in voluntary stewardship and management of natural resources. Dick directs the Wisconsin School for Beginning Dairy and Livestock Farmers at CIAS, in addition to managing Cates Family Farm. Read the full story on eCALS[More posts...]