Wisconsin Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Conference

Date: January 21-23, 2018
Location: Kalahari Resort, Wisconsin Dells, WI

2018 OGRAIN Winter Conference

Date: January 26-27, 2018
Location: UW-Madison campus

2018 GrassWorks Grazing Conference

Date: January 30-February 1, 2018
Location: Chula Vista Resort, Wisconsin Dells, WI

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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

Science Expeditions

Date: Saturday, April 1, 10am-2pm

Location: Discovery Building, UW-Madison

Posted March 2017

CIAS will host an Exploration Station at UW-Madison Science Expeditions from 10am-2pm on Saturday, April 1: Cows Turn Grass Into Milk. Stop by our station at the Discovery Building to take a quiz comparing grassfed and conventional cheese and butter (including cheese tasting), take part in a hands-on activity designing managed grazing systems on our miniature farm, and make a Fun Grazing Facts Fortune Teller.

Science Expeditions is free and open to the public. For more information about this three-day celebration of science, visit the Science Expeditions website.