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 Raises Funds for Beginning Farmers

Posted June 2014

Thank you to everyone who rode in, or contributed to, Ride to Farm on May 31! 73 riders (the most we’ve ever had) pedaled 60 miles through the hills and valleys of Iowa County to raise funds for the Wisconsin School for Beginning Dairy and Livestock Farmers. The ride included two gorgeous farm stops at Uplands Cheese and Cates Family Farm. Our riders raised over $15,000 for student scholarships and interships, honoraria for farmer instructors and long-term support for the school.

Our top 2014 fundraisers included:

Individual: Merle Richter, Bloomer, WI

Friends and family teams:
1st place: Thought for Food
2nd place: Thistle and Star

Business team:
American Transmission Company