2018 OGRAIN Winter Conference

Date: January 26-27, 2018
Location: UW-Madison campus

2018 GrassWorks Grazing Conference

Date: January 30-February 1, 2018
Location: Chula Vista Resort, Wisconsin Dells, WI

Wisconsin Farmers Union 87th Annual State Convention

Date: February 2-4, 2018
Location: Chula Vista Resort, Wisconsin Dells, WI

more events


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

“Harvest Medley” Takes Farm to School to a New Level

Posted October 2013

Farm to school is getting a whole lot easier in Wisconsin. CIAS staff member Sara Tedeschi helped develop Wisconsin Harvest Medley Blends, which are chopped Wisconsin root vegetables ready for school food services to roast and serve. Processing and distribution partners include Fifth Season Cooperative in Viroqua and Maglio and Company in Viroqua.The project is funded through USDA’s Wisconsin Specialty Crop Block Grant program.