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

Forgotten Fruits Summit

Posted April 2009

Dr. Gary Nabhan and the Renewing America’s Food Traditions (RAFT) alliance recently convened the national Forgotten Fruits Summit, which was held at the UW-Madison Arboretum on March 19th, 2009. Apple growers, historians, authors and advocates came together to talk about threatened apple varieties and discuss strategies for restoring apples in the landscape. The event concluded at Harvest Restaurant with a tasting of regional artisanal ciders paired with seasonal dishes. The tasting was not only pleasing to the palate, but also highlighted the potential for more value-added products from Wisconsin orchard fruits. Check out some of the photos and video from this event taken by Mark Dohm.