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

Marathon County Grazing Network Calving Discussion

Date: Tuesday, April 4, 6-7:30pm

Location: Ben Lind farm, Mosinee, WI

Posted March 2017

Ben Lind started a rotationally grazed beef operation 4 years ago. He fenced 35 acres, added summer and winter watering facilities and is working on a low cost handling facility. Being new to raising cattle, he is learning everything from the ground up. Topics will include: causes and prevention of dystocia, calving time, breeding, handling facilities and more. This will be an interactive farmer to farmer meeting where you can get information on keeping calves alive.

For more information, visit the Marathon County Conservation, Planning, and Zoning Department website.