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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CIAS Mini-Grants Support Graduate Student Research in Sustainable Agriculture

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Make it a Habit! Eat More Rabbit!

Date: October 16, 2015, 5:30-7pm

Location: Wisconsin Idea Room, Nancy Nicholas Hall, UW-Madison

Posted September 2015

Join Julie Engel, and millions around the world, in eating rabbit. Try a delicious sample of the healthy meat that is the most efficient to raise. Learn why people around the world rely on rabbit meat, and specifically learn why people in the country of Georgia have invested in this protein source.

Julie will describe her recent trip to Georgia, where she mentored rabbit farmers through the USAID-funded ACDI/VOCA program. She will contrast her Georgian experience with her own style of raising meat rabbits on her farm, The Coney Garth, in Jefferson, WI.

Public car parking is available in Lot 20, and a limited number of car spots area available in the basement of 1300 Linden Drive (parking fees apply). There is plenty of free bicycle parking in front of Nancy Nicholas Hall!

For more information: contact Julie Engel at or Lydia Zepeda at