From Grain to Plate Field Day

Date: June 30, 2019, 10:30am-3pm
Location: Meadowlark Organic Farm, Ridgeway, WI

Container Farms: Unique Structures for Growing Vegetables

Date: July 7, 2019, 10-3
Location: Badger Rock Neighborhood Center, Madison

Growing Food in Urban Areas

Date: July 13, 2019, 8:30-4:30
Location: Troy Farm, 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


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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Register for Urban Ag School

Posted July 2018

The School for Urban Agriculture fills a growing need for specialized training in urban farming and community leadership. The Introduction to Urban Agricultural Systems course accommodates students with a range of experiences and interests, from farmers who seek specialized training in urban agriculture to undergraduates working toward careers in community food systems and passionate gardeners. Students will learn about urban food production, distribution and marketing, post-harvest processing and storage, soil health remediation, food policy and more.

This course is open to UW-Madison students, Farm and Industry Short Course students and the community.

The School for Urban Agriculture is a collaborative effort of the Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems and Farm and Industry Short Course at UW-Madison, the Center for Resilient Cities, Community GroundWorks and the Michael Fields Agricultural Institute. For more information, visit the course website.