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

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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. more

Heisner Farm Pasture Walk

Date: August 8, 2014, 10:30am-2:30pm

Location: Heisner Farm, 4499 Antoine Rd., Mineral Point, WI 53565

Posted July 2014

Topic: Pasture renovation
Speakers: Adam and Cy Heisner, Erin Silva, Geoff Brink and Gene Schriefer

This is the first pasture walk in a series hosted by Organic Valley and the UW-Madison College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, and co-sponsored by the USDA Risk Management Agency and CIAS. These free pasture walks are an opportunity to learn more about organic grazing. Thank you to our host farmers!