EVENTS

Keeping Water in our Soil: Uplands Watershed Group Farm Tour and Farmer-Fisherman Lunch

Date: July 27, 2018, 9:20am
Location: Spring Green, WI
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Silvopasture Workshop

Date: August 3-4, 2018
Location: Spring Grove, MN and Coon Valley, WI
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Dairy Heifer Grazing Farms Bus Tour

Date: August 8, 2018, 9:30am-6:30pm
Location: Tour begins in Madison
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SUCCESS STORIES

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



Food and the Wisconsin Idea

Date: May 6, 2016, 3:30-5:30pm

Location: Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery

Posted April 2016

Topic: Fair trade and agricultural labor issues with special guest Andrew Sernatinger, organizer for the Willy Street Grocery Co-op unionization effort
3:30-4:30 Presentation/Discussion at the Mezozoic Garden East space in the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery building
4:30-5:30 Networking and Happy Hour at Steenbock’s on Orchard
Free and Open to All!

Food and the Wisconsin Idea is a collaborative effort of SoHE, UW-Extension, URPL, CIAS, the Nelson Institute, and the Agroecology Program to create a place where community members as well as students, faculty, and staff from across disciplines can come together on the first Friday of each month to discuss food Systems issues.

Email ervoigt@wisc.edu for more information.