EVENTS

Wisconsin Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Conference

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

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

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

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.