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

Fertility Strategies for Organic Vegetables – Illinois

Date: Nov 4 2009 1:00 pm

Location: [unknown]

Posted October 2009

Join fellow farmers and university specialists at Growing Home’s Les Brown Memorial Farm in La Salle County, Illinois, for an in-depth look at their soil fertility management strategies and practices. Larry O’Toole will discuss his use of cover crops, rotations, tillage and purchased inputs on this 10-acre farm. Growing Home grows certified organic produce at three sites (two in Chicago) for CSA, wholesale and farmers’ market customers. University staff will be on hand to discuss the results of a survey of organic growers and their fertility management, and to help answer questions. Please join us!