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

Seminar: Veterinarians’ perceptions of organic livestock agriculture

Date: Jul 8 2009 2:30 pm

Location: [unknown]

Posted June 2009

270 Soils Bldg., UW-Madison campus. Presented by Martha Rideout, graduate student, UW-Madison agroecology program.

Transitioning to organic dairy production has, by definition, altered the way veterinarians interact with dairy farmers and their herds. Effective relationships will require that veterinarians understand the basics of organic production systems, and are able to identify how they can influence animal health in this system. Results from a survey of Wisconsin veterinarians will be presented, including their perceptions of organic livestock agriculture, educational needs and potential means of information delivery.