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

Date: June 6, 2014

Location: Botham Vineyards, Barneveld, WI

Posted April 2015

Registration is open for Ride to Farm 2015. This bike ride through the rolling hills of Iowa County starts and finishes at Botham Vineyards. Riders will enjoy food and camaraderie at our farm rest stops, including the Heisner Farm near Mineral Point and Fantome Farm near Ridgeway. There are several route options including a challenging course of approximately 100K, an easier route that detours onto the Military Ridge trail for part of the day, and half-day riding options.

More information and online registration are available at This event has a 100-rider limit.

Ride to Farm is a fundraiser for the Wisconsin School for Beginning Dairy and Livestock Farmers. Riders must raise a minimum of $75 to participate. We have some fabulous prizes for our top individual and team fundraisers.

Thank you for supporting beginning farmer education and sustainable, grass-based dairy farming. We hope to see you on this year’s ride!