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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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

Sign up for 2016 AppleTalk conference calls

Posted March 2016

Beginning this spring, the IPM Institute of North America will celebrate the tenth season of AppleTalk conference calls.

This series of 16 weekly calls allows you to stay informed of pest conditions, answer pressing questions and learn about other growers’ approaches to IPM. Call moderator John Aue, Threshold IPM Services, shares his wealth of knowledge and experience as an IPM consultant for the tree fruit industry in Illinois, Minnesota and Wisconsin for over 25 years. Guest experts from universities around the region participate and discuss a wide range of IPM and fruit production issues including insect, weed and disease management; thinning; and tree nutrition.

AppleTalk is available to apple producers in the Upper Midwest through an ongoing collaboration between the UW-Madison Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems Eco-Fruit Project, the Wisconsin Apple Growers Association, Threshold IPM Services and the IPM Institute of North America. Since 2000, the Eco-Fruit Project has been working with growers to reduce pesticide risk through use of IPM. The project provides resources growers need to learn the scouting, monitoring and decision making techniques necessary for a successful IPM program.

For more information, visit the IPM Institute of North America web site.