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

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

Grass-fed Beef Cost-of-Production Field Day

Date: Aug 18 2009 4:00 pm

Location: [unknown]

Posted August 2009

A grass-fed beef field day will be held on the Jim and Phyllis Munsch Farm at S995 Bagstad Lane, Coon Valley, WI. Refreshments will be served. Grass-fed beef is gaining popularity among consumers and many producers are receiving a premium price for their meat. Market price is one side of profitability. The other side—cost-of-production—is the subject of a study involving 30 grass-fed and organic beef producers from Wisconsin, Iowa, and Nebraska. This field day will highlight Jim and Phyllis’ organic, pasture-based system of raising grass-fed beef from calving to finishing with a focus on cost-of-production and profitability. For more information, contact Laura Paine, DATCP: 608-224-5120 or For directions to the farm, call Jim Munsch: 608-452-3769