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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


MARKET FARM MADNESS

Announcing the 2019 Market Farm Madness Champion!

Hoophouse is your 2019 Market Farm Madness champion! They withstood high winds, late snow storms and controversy over cost share payments to win the tournament. more

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CANCELLED: Get the Dirt Dinner: Empowering Local Growers

Date: April 9, 2020, 7-9pm

Location: Memorial Union

Posted March 2020

Join F.H. King Students for Sustainable Agriculture in dinner and conversation about agricultural education and participatory development with PhD candidate Laura Livingston.

Laura’s Peace Corps service in Ghana sparked her interest in food systems, which propelled Laura into a PhD program in the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies. Laura works with farmers and youth in both Wisconsin and Ghana to collect data about their food systems.

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