EVENTS

Field Day and Seafood Lunch: Can Conservation Pay?

Date: October 24, 2018, 9:45am
Location: Dolan Farms, Dodgeville, WI
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First Annual Wisconsin Chili Lunch

Date: November 15, 2018
Location: Statewide
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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



Land Tenure Center Fall 2015 Film and Lecture Series

Posted October 2015

The Nelson Institute Land Tenure Center’s Fall 2015 speaker series includes films and lectures addressing land tenure issues at home and abroad. This series is co-sponsored by the Department of Community and Environmental Sociology, the Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems and the Department of Soil Science. For more information, visit the Land Tenure Center website or contact Brad Paul: bpaul3@wisc.edu.

September 10, 2015
Understanding Customary Tenure Security: Initial Findings from USAID’s Impact Evaluation Portfolio and Possible Implications for Programming
Lecture
Mercedes Stickler, Senior Land Governance and Evaluation Advisor, USAID Land Tenure and Resource Management Office, Washington, DC
4:00 PM
360 Science Hall

September 23, 2015
The Milagro Beanfield War
Film
7:30 PM
Room 360, Science Hall

September 30, 2015
Environmental Apartheid: Eco-health and Rural Marginalization in South Africa
Lecture
Michael Bell, Professor of Community and Environmental Sociology & Director of the Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems (CIAS), University of Wisconsin-Madison
4:00 PM
Room 360, Science Hall

October 8, 2015
“Looking For Evil in All the Wrong Places:” Collective Violence & the Agrarian Origins of Apartheid, 1900-1948
Lecture, co-sponsored by the UW-Madison Department of History and the African Studies Program
John Higginson, Professor of History, UMass-Amherst, Amherst, Massachusetts
4:00 PM
Room 360, Science Hall

October 14, 2015
The Field
Film
7:30 PM
Room 180, Science Hall

October 20, 2015
Afro-Indigenous Hondurans in Resistance: U.S. Drug War, Violent Displacement, & Migration
Alfredo Lopez, OFRANEH, La Organizaci├│n Fraternal Negra Hondure├▒a/the Black Fraternal Organization of Honduras
12:00
Room 206, Ingraham Hall

October 23, 2015
Dirt and Deeds in Mississippi
Film, with talk by Spencer Wood, Associate Professor of Sociology at Kansas State University; Monica White, Community and Environmental Sociology, University of Wisconsin-Madison
7:30 PM
Room 180, Science Hall

November 5, 2015
Can We Bend the Curve on Global Land Governance by 2020?
Lecture
Malcolm Childress, Senior Practice Manager, Land Alliance, Madison, Wisconsin
4:00 PM
Room 360, Science Hall

November 7, 2015
Toxic Amazon
Film, with talk by the filmmaker
2:00 PM
Madison Museum of Contemporary Art

November 11, 2015
Landless Homeowners in Forgotten America: The Nexus Between Long-Term Poverty, Homeownership, and Land Tenure in Rural America
Lecture
Lance George, Director of Research and Information, Housing Assistance Council, Washington, DC
4:00 PM
Room 360, Science Hall

November 18, 2015
The Grapes of Wrath
Film
7:30 PM
Room 180, Science Hall

November 19, 2015
Maximizing Impact with Strategic Spatial Development Planning in Africa
Lecture
James Dobbin, President, Dobbin International Inc. Washington, DC
3:00 PM
1106 Mechanical Hall

December 2, 2015
How land concessions affect places elsewhere: Telecoupling, Political Ecology, and large-scale plantations in southern Laos and northeastern Cambodia
Lecture
Ian Baird, Assistant Professor of Geography and Environmental Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison
4:00 PM
Room 360, Science Hall

December 9, 2015
Land Security and Patterns of Election Violence: Evidence from Kenya’s Rift Valley
Lecture
Kathleen Klaus, Fellow, Buffett Institute, Northwestern University
4:00 PM
Room 360, Science Hall

December 16, 2015
Roots and Roles of Community Land Trusts
Lecture
Greg Rosenburg, Principal, Rosenberg and Associates, Madison, Wisconsin
4:00 PM
Room 180, Science Hall