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

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.


Author: Bob Cooney