Loving of the Land Concert

Date: April 26, 2014, 8:00pm
Location: UW-Madison Music Hall

Ride to Farm

Date: May 31, 2014
Location: Ride starts and ends at Birch Lake Park, Barneveld, WI

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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.

CIAS Eco-Fruit Program Receives Wisconsin Idea Award

Since 2000, the CIAS Eco-Fruit program has been helping growers reduce or eliminate risk from pesticides by using IPM. Participating growers have reduced their pesticide risk by 46 percent and increased their reliance on IPM strategies by 54 percent.


What Does it Mean to Eat Well?

CIAS launched its 25th anniversary celebration with a seminar addressing the question: What does it mean to eat well? CIAS has been asking questions like this since our inception in 1989, and we continue to explore this topic as we move into the future. In order to truly eat well, a healthy appetite includes a desire to understand our food through the land, people and communities who sustain it.

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Exploring American Indian Agriculture and Food Systems

Date: [unknown]

Location: [unknown]

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.