Field Day and Seafood Lunch: Can Conservation Pay?

Date: October 24, 2018, 9:45am
Location: Dolan Farms, Dodgeville, WI

First Annual Wisconsin Chili Lunch

Date: November 15, 2018
Location: Statewide

6th Annual Perennial Farm Gathering

Date: December 7-8, 2018
Location: Lussier Family Heritage Center, Madison

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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

John Ikerd: Building a New Economy from the Current Economic Crisis

Date: Apr 17 2009 4:00 pm

Location: [unknown]

Posted April 2009

Room 115, Taylor Hall

Dr. John Ikerd, Emeritus Professor of Agricultural Economics at the University of Missouri, is a widely celebrated economist, teacher, author and public advocate for a sustainable economy. John urges a shift away from our current economic system of “more cheap stuff” towards one which recognizes and protects the unique human and natural characteristics of our communities.

In September 2008, the economic leadership finally acknowledged that the economy was in trouble.  Dr. John Ikerd can not only discuss what went wrong, he also has a vision of what can be done to reinvent the economy.

For more information about John Ikerd’s April 17th presentation, contact Tom Kriegl, Center for Dairy Profitability, 608-263-2685,