2018 OGRAIN Winter Conference

Date: January 26-27, 2018
Location: UW-Madison campus

2018 GrassWorks Grazing Conference

Date: January 30-February 1, 2018
Location: Chula Vista Resort, Wisconsin Dells, WI

Wisconsin Farmers Union 87th Annual State Convention

Date: February 2-4, 2018
Location: Chula Vista Resort, Wisconsin Dells, WI

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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

Permaculture Design Certificate Training

Date: Feb 9 2013 4:00 pm

Location: [unknown]

Posted January 2013

Greater Madison area

The Madison Area Permaculture Guild’s Permaculture Design Course offers a wide variety of instructors over an 80+ hour training. We rely upon the expertise and knowledge of people within our communities instead of instructors from other climates and zones. Over half of our training hours involve hands-on projects and local tours, so don’t plan on sitting in a classroom for very long! The schedule involves one intensive weekend and eight Saturdays throughout the year:

  • February 9th and 10th: WEEKEND PERMACULTURE INTENSIVE (PDC Students only)- Ethics, Principles, Observation, Natural Patterns, and Systems Thinking Design Concepts with instructors Clare Hintz and Marian Farrior
  • March 16: FARMING – Intensive Food Production & Animals from urban to rural environments
  • April 20: WATER – Water Harvesting, Management and Conservation
  • May 18: SOIL – Soil Building and Soil Ecosystems
  • June 15: PLANTS – Plant Guilds & Forest Gardens
  • July 20: INVISIBLE STRUCTURES – Social Permaculture Community Building & Economics
  • August 17: HOME ENERGY & NATURAL BUILT STRUCTURE – Building Design, Home Energy and the Natural Built Structure
  • September 21: NATURAL SYSTEMS & PERMACULTURE DESIGN – In-depth focus on systems with hands-on examples and tours
  • October 19: DESIGN DAY

For more information, course fees and registration, visit the Madison Area Permaculture Guild’s website.