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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Second Annual Agroecology Barn Dance

Date: October 18, 2014, 7-10pm

Location: Cates Family Farm, Spring Green

Posted October 2014

Fall is here again, and the UW-Madison Agroecology Program invites you to celebrate with an evening of dancing and live music from Kettle Creek String Band! They’ll be serving up spike-your-own cider and local fare for purchase, or you can BYOB. On-farm camping is available for free to those who want to make a night of it. (S’more making encouraged!) Join them at the Cates Family Farm on Saturday, October 18th. All proceeds benefit the research projects of Agroecology students. Visit to purchase your tickets and for more event details. It’s going to be a hootin’ tootin’ time!

  • 7PM – 10PM | 6PM Doors
  • $10 Students | $15 General
  • $5 Kids 8 and Up | Kids under 8 Free