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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


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Announcing the 2019 Market Farm Madness Champion!

Hoophouse is your 2019 Market Farm Madness champion! They withstood high winds, late snow storms and controversy over cost share payments to win the tournament. more

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Organic Vegetable Research Showcase

Date: August 22, 2019, 2-5pm

Location: West Madison Agricultural Research Station

Posted July 2019

Please join the Seed to Kitchen Collaborative for an organic vegetable variety field day at the West Madison Agricultural Research Station, 8502 Mineral Point Road, Verona, WI.

Come see new varieties bred for better flavor, disease resistance and productivity in northern climates and meet UW researchers, seed company representatives and independent breeders. The field day will include beets, carrots, sweet corn, tomatoes, peppers, potatoes, melons, cucumbers, and winter squash. Programs represented include the Seed to Kitchen Collaborative, vegetable breeding programs and organic vegetable research projects at UW-Madison, the USDA Agricultural Research Service, several seed companies, independent breeders and the Organic Seed Alliance.

The event is free and open to the public. Contact Julie Dawson, dawson@hort.wisc.edu with any questions.