Loving of the Land Concert

Date: April 26, 2014, 8:00pm
Location: UW-Madison Music Hall

Ride to Farm

Date: May 31, 2014
Location: Ride starts and ends at Birch Lake Park, Barneveld, WI

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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.


What Does it Mean to Eat Well?

CIAS launched its 25th anniversary celebration with a seminar addressing the question: What does it mean to eat well? CIAS has been asking questions like this since our inception in 1989, and we continue to explore this topic as we move into the future. In order to truly eat well, a healthy appetite includes a desire to understand our food through the land, people and communities who sustain it.

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Heart of Wisconsin Winter Grazing Conference

Date: Mar 7 2013 9:45 am

Location: [unknown]

Posted February 2013

Stoney Creek Inn, Rothschild, WI

Presentation topics include:

  • Grazing management effects on pasture growth
  • Pastured heifers grow well and have productive first lactations
  • Benefits of grass-fed meat and dairy products with regard to cardiovascular health
  • Cattle growth response when grazing fertilized monocultures of mixed legume tall or meadow fescue pastures
  • Managed grazing’s effect on soil quality and structure
  • Discussion of year-round management practices on dairy and diversified livestock farms

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