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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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The Wisconsin School for Beginning Dairy and Livestock Farmers: Keeping the Dream of Farming Alive

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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



OGRAIN Field Day: Organic Row Crops

Date: September 15, 2016, 1-4pm

Location: Fairview Farms, Cottonwood, MN

Posted June 2016

At Fairview Farms, the Olson family raises organic corn, soybeans and small grains on 1,100 acres, using a three-year rotation of corn, soybeans, and small grain with a cover crop. Their conventional hog operation supplies manure for their organic acres. Discussion will focus on weed management, soil fertility and use of cover crops including tillage radish planted in late summer.

This is the last of four field days hosted by OGRAIN, the Organic Grain Resources And Information Network at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The field day series is made possible by a grant from the USDA Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program. OGRAIN is a collaborative effort of the UW-Madison Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems, the Farm and Industry Short Course, the UW-Madison Organic and Sustainable Cropping Systems lab and the Midwest Organic and Sustainable Education Service (MOSES).

Pre-registration is required. Visit the MOSES website for more information.