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

Exploring American Indian Agriculture and Food Systems

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Posted December 2012

On November 26, more than 100 people attended the CIAS Culture of Agriculture talk, “Exploring American Indian Agriculture and Food Systems,” with Dan Cornelius of the Intertribal Agriculture Network-Great Lakes. Dan provided a historical overview of traditional agriculture and shared tribal success stories and innovations, including a mobile farmers market to distribute traditional foods between reservations in the Upper Midwest. The event was co-sponsored by the American Indian Student Academic Services, American Indian Studies, Departments of Life Sciences Communication and Botany, Office of Sustainability, Agroecology Program, FH King Students of Sustainable Agriculture, Nelson Institute – Culture, History & Environment and Wisconsin Union Directorate.