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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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

Ride to Farm 2017

Date: June 3, 2017

Location: New Glarus Woods State Park

Posted May 2017

Join us for about 60 miles of riding through beautiful Green County, Wisconsin, with refreshment breaks at two grass-based farms.The 2017 ride will depart from, and end at, New Glarus Woods State Park. Registration will start at 7:45am, with the ride beginning at 8:30am. The morning farm stop will be Morning Dew Dairy in Argyle, WI and the afternoon stop will be at Green Fire Farm in Monticello, WI.

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. The WSBDF emphasizes business planning and pasture-based farm management. Riders must raise a minimum of $75 to participate in Ride to Farm.

For more information, visit the Ride to Farm website:

The Wisconsin School for Beginning Dairy and Livestock Farmers is sponsored by the Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems and the Farm and Industry Short Course, both within the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, UW-Madison.