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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.

CIAS Eco-Fruit Program Receives Wisconsin Idea Award

Since 2000, the CIAS Eco-Fruit program has been helping growers reduce or eliminate risk from pesticides by using IPM. Participating growers have reduced their pesticide risk by 46 percent and increased their reliance on IPM strategies by 54 percent.


DIRECTOR'S BLOG

CIAS Barn Dance was a Success

Thank you so much to everyone who came out to the CIAS 25th Anniversary Barn Dance on June 27 at Schuster's Farm near Deerfield. About 175 people enjoyed music, dancing, local food, a silent auction and unequaled camaraderie at this event.

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Grazing in the Dairy State

Posted February 2006

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This report summarizes statewide information about Wisconsin dairy producers who use pasture and
managed grazing as feeding and farm management tools. Surveys from random samples of Wisconsin dairy farmers conducted over the last decade by the Program on Agricultural Technology Studies provide information on how many farms, cows and acres are involved with managed grazing, how much milk and income grazing farms generate and what kinds of technologies grazing operations use. This work was funded by a USDA-CSREES grant to CIAS and by the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board.

Read a summary of this report (pdf file)

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Download selected figures from the report (high resolution .jpg files):