EVENTS

“City of the Good” Book Launch Party

Date: April 20, 2018, 4pm
Location: Community and Environmental Sociology Library, Ag Hall
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Hard Cider Apple Grafting Workshop

Date: Saturday, April 21, 1-4pm
Location: DC Smith Greenhouse, UW-Madison
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Agroecoprospect: The Challenge of Integrating Values, Food and Farming

Date: June 13-16, 2018
Location: UW-Madison campus
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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



Local Food as an Economic Recovery Strategy

Date: Nov 14 2012 6:30 pm

Location: [unknown]

Posted October 2012

UW-Madison Soils Building room 270, 1525 Observatory Drive

Ken Meter, Crossroads Resource Center, will make the case that the emergent and energetic work around local food systems currently being undertaken in communities throughout the U.S. is essential to economic recovery. Moreover, if our society is to remain healthy and avoid the burdensome medical costs associated with food-related disease, we must ensure that people have access to healthy food and the skills to prepare this food safely.

Ken Meter is one of the most experienced food system analysts in the United States. His work integrates market analysis, business development, systems thinking, and social concerns. As president of Crossroads Resource Center, Meter holds 41 years experience in inner-city and rural community capacity building.

Co-sponsored by CIAS and the FairShare CSA Coalition