EVENTS

Keeping Water in our Soil: Uplands Watershed Group Farm Tour and Farmer-Fisherman Lunch

Date: July 27, 2018, 9:20am
Location: Spring Green, WI
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Silvopasture Workshop

Date: August 3-4, 2018
Location: Spring Grove, MN and Coon Valley, WI
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Dairy Heifer Grazing Farms Bus Tour

Date: August 8, 2018, 9:30am-6:30pm
Location: Tour begins in Madison
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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



Maxwell is interim head of Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems

Posted April 2002

Doug Maxwell, professor emeritus of plant pathology, will serve as interim director of the Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Maxwell will replace former Center director Lydia Zepeda, who has resigned and will become director of the Development Studies Graduate Program at the UW-Madison.

Josh Posner, a professor of agronomy, will head the search committee for the new director. Administrators hope to fill the position by the end of the summer.

Located within the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, the Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems researches farming and marketing systems that contribute to the environmental, ecological, and social well-being of farms, families, and communities.

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Author: Bob Cooney