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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CIAS Mini-Grants Support Graduate Student Research in Sustainable Agriculture

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Ride to Farm 2016

Date: June 4, 2016

Location: New Glarus Woods State Park

Posted April 2016

Ride to Farm is a bicycle ride to raise awareness and funds for the Wisconsin School for Beginning Dairy and Livestock Farmers (WSBDF) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. This year’s 100K (~62 mile) ride begins and ends at New Glarus Woods State Park. Registration is from 7:40 to 8:30am. Our ride speaker, Dan Smith, DATCP Agricultural Development Administrator, will send us off at 8:30am.

The ride includes two rest and refreshment stops at grazing dairy farms: Dan Truttmann’s dairy just west of New Glarus and Bert Paris’s dairy east of town. Lunch is on your own in New Glarus. Riders who prefer a shorter distance can join us for a half-day (~30 miles) in the morning or afternoon.

For more information and event registration, visit the Ride to Farm website.