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—Wisconsin

Date: Nov 2 2009 1:00 pm

Location: [unknown]

Posted October 2009

Join fellow farmers and University specialists for an in-depth look at the fertility management strategies and practices at Spring Hill Community Farm in Barron County, Wisconsin. Mike Racette will discuss his use of cover crops, rotations, mulch, tillage and purchased inputs. Spring Hill is a 20 year-old CSA farm growing a wide variety of vegetables on approximately 5 acres. 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! For more information, view the field day flyer.