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Good Bugs Bad Bugs, Basic Entomology for Farm, Garden & Fun

Date: Saturday, March 25, 9am-noon
Location: Michael Fields Agricultural Institute, East Troy, WI

Dyeing the Natural Way

Date: Wednesday, March 29th, 6pm
Location: Moore Hall, room 227, UW-Madison

Get the Dirt Dinner: Colony Collapse

Date: Thursday, March 30, 6pm
Location: Student Activity Center room 3161

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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


UW-Madison Highlights Partnership with Stoney Acres Farm

Kat Becker and Tony Schultz, who own and operate Stoney Acres Farm in Marathon County, are featured in a UW-Madison campaign to show how partnerships with citizens and businesses are furthering the Wisconsin Idea in each of the state's 72 counties. more

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Innovating for our Sustainable Future: CIAS 2015 Annual Report

Posted June 2016


In 2015, CIAS continued to build on our strong track record in sustainable agriculture research, outreach and beginning farmer training. This report highlights our key accomplishments and acknowledges the many donors who supported our work in 2015.

Read the 2015 CIAS Annual Report (PDF)