EVENTS

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

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

Date: August 3-4, 2018
Location: Spring Grove, MN and Coon Valley, WI
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Dairy Heifer Grazing Farms Bus Tour

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

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



Human Landscapes: Connecting People and Place

Date: March 15, 2016, noon

Location: Agriculture Hall, Seminar Room 301

Posted March 2016

Land Tenure Center Spring 2016 Lecture Series
Speaker: Dan Smith, Administrator of the Division of Agriculture Development at the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection

Daniel Smith serves as Administrator of the Division of Agriculture Development at the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection. As Administrator, Smith guides the marketing of the state’s agricultural products locally, regionally and internationally. He also directs the farm and business development services available through the division to grow Wisconsin agriculture.

Smith is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He owned and operated his own dairy farm in northwestern Illinois for thirty years. Upon relocating to Wisconsin, he served as Chief Executive Officer for Midwestern BioAg in Blue Mounds before being appointed Administrator for Agricultural Development by DATCP Secretary, Ben Brancel, in October of 2013.

Contact Brad Paul with questions.