Field Day and Seafood Lunch: Can Conservation Pay?

Date: October 24, 2018, 9:45am
Location: Dolan Farms, Dodgeville, WI

First Annual Wisconsin Chili Lunch

Date: November 15, 2018
Location: Statewide

6th Annual Perennial Farm Gathering

Date: December 7-8, 2018
Location: Lussier Family Heritage Center, Madison

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The Wisconsin School for Beginning Dairy and Livestock Farmers: Keeping the Dream of Farming Alive

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CIAS Mini-Grants Support Graduate Student Research in Sustainable Agriculture

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Grant Workshop for Farmers and Food Entrepreneurs: Northeast WI

Date: Nov 19 2012 5:00 pm

Location: [unknown]

Posted October 2012

This workshop is designed to help you identify which grants or other financial options might be right for you. Discuss ways to plan your project and strengthen your application. Specific grant programs to be covered include:

  • USDA’s Value Added Producer Grant (VAPG) program provides planning and working capital funds to farmers and farmer-based enterprises to develop and implement value-added ventures.
  • USDA’s Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) grant program funds research, marketing and demonstration projects.
  • USDA’s Specialty Crop Block Grant (SCBG) program funds endeavors that enhance the competitiveness of Wisconsin specialty crops.

This workshop is being offered at four different locations and times:

Thursday, October 25th – Central WI
Jake’s Northwoods Restaurant and Banquet Facility, 1132 Angelo Road, Sparta, WI 54656. To register, contact Bill Halfman: or (608) 269-8722.

Tuesday, October 30th – Southeast WI
Retzer Nature Center, S14 W28167 Madison Street, Waukesha, WI 53188. To register, contact Mary Monteleone: or (262) 548-7775

Thursday, November 8th – Northwest WI
UW-Barron County, 1800 College Drive, Student Center Osprey Room, Rice Lake, WI 54868. To register, contact Jennifer Blazek: or (715) 485-8600

Monday, November 19th – Northeast WI
Northeast Wisconsin Technical College, 2740 West Mason Street, Room SC128, Green Bay, WI 54307. To register, contact Jeff Metoxen: or (920) 713-8639

A registration fee of $15 will cover the cost of lunch and materials

Michael Fields Agricultural Institute, Northeast Wisconsin Technical College, USDA—Rural Development, USDA—SARE, UW-Extension, WI Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection