Keeping Water in our Soil: Uplands Watershed Group Farm Tour and Farmer-Fisherman Lunch

Date: July 27, 2018, 9:20am
Location: Spring Green, WI

Silvopasture Workshop

Date: August 3-4, 2018
Location: Spring Grove, MN and Coon Valley, WI

Dairy Heifer Grazing Farms Bus Tour

Date: August 8, 2018, 9:30am-6:30pm
Location: Tour begins in 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

Hard Cider in the North Central Region: Industry Survey Findings and Opportunities for Rural Development

Date: December 6, 2016, 1:30pm

Location: Webinar

Posted September 2016

Hard cider, a beverage rooted in America’s past, has reemerged as a potentially fruitful business opportunity for modern day orchardists and entrepreneurs. As part of an North Central Regional Center for Rural Development (NCRCRD) seed grant, researchers at CIAS surveyed hard cider makers across the North Central Region to better understand this growing industry. Questions focused on recent and projected industry trends, sourcing of apples, marketing and distribution approaches, constraints and opportunities within the industry, and research and outreach preferences of cider makers. During this webinar, we will share and discuss survey results.

Presented by:

Michelle Miller, CIAS Associate Director
Matt Raboin, CIAS Outreach Specialist

There is no registration or fee for this webinar. Directions for joining the webinar can be found here.