Field Day and Seafood Lunch: Can Conservation Pay?

Date: October 24, 2018, 9:45am
Location: Dolan Farms, Dodgeville, WI

First Annual Wisconsin Chili Lunch

Date: November 15, 2018
Location: Statewide

6th Annual Perennial Farm Gathering

Date: December 7-8, 2018
Location: Lussier Family Heritage Center, Madison

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The Wisconsin School for Beginning Dairy and Livestock Farmers: Keeping the Dream of Farming Alive

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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. 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.