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

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

Grassfed, Organic Meat and Eggs focus of Summer Citizens Advisory Council Meeting

Posted August 2016

The CIAS Citizens Advisory Council met on July 25 at council member Tom Lutsey’s farm near Bailey’s Harbor, WI. Tom, his family and his staff raise certified organic beef, heritage pork and poultry at Waseda Farms. They also have almost two acres of produce. Their cattle graze on more than three hundred acres of pasture, and the farm has a state-of-the-art cattle handling system designed and developed by Temple Grandin and Mark Deesing. Waseda Farms has two retail locations: a small on-farm store and a larger store in De Pere.

Thank you to everyone who journeyed to Door County for this meeting!