Keeping Water in our Soil: Uplands Watershed Group Farm Tour and Farmer-Fisherman Lunch

Date: July 27, 2018, 9:20am
Location: Spring Green, WI

Silvopasture Workshop

Date: August 3-4, 2018
Location: Spring Grove, MN and Coon Valley, WI

Dairy Heifer Grazing Farms Bus Tour

Date: August 8, 2018, 9:30am-6:30pm
Location: Tour begins in 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

Second Annual Organic Vegetable Production Conference

Date: February 2-3, 2018

Location: Alliant Energy Center, Madison, WI

Posted November 2017

This producer-initiated conference is built around farmer-to-farmer skill sharing and attracts growers from Minnesota, Michigan, Illinois, Iowa, Wisconsin, and beyond. 2018 presenters include:

  • Hans Bishop of PrairiErth Farm (IL) on cauliflower
  • Ariel Pressman of Seed to Seed Farm (MN) on cucumbers
  • Andy Cotter of York Farm (MN) on Strawberries
  • Dennis Fiser of Regenerative Roots (WI) on Tomatoes
  • Robyn Calvey of Park Ridge Organics (WI) on hoop house celery
  • Russ Groves of UW Extension on organic pest management
  • And many more!

More information and registration available here