Citizens Advisory Council


2018 OGRAIN Winter Conference

Date: January 26-27, 2018
Location: UW-Madison campus

2018 GrassWorks Grazing Conference

Date: January 30-February 1, 2018
Location: Chula Vista Resort, Wisconsin Dells, WI

Wisconsin Farmers Union 87th Annual State Convention

Date: February 2-4, 2018
Location: Chula Vista Resort, Wisconsin Dells, WI

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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

Galbraith, Greg and Wendy

Posted March 2017

Greg and Wendy Galbraith have farmed in eastern Marathon County since 1991. They began implementing rotational grazing as a means to feed their dairy herd almost immediately, and have been spring seasonally calving for the majority of those years. They are beginning their final year of transitioning to organic production. Their son David has completed the Dairy Grazing Apprenticeship program and plans to eventually take over the farm.