School for Urban Agriculture
New Spring 2019 course:
Farming in the City
FISC 075-3 OR Soils 375
January 22-March 12, 2019
Ag Hall Room 38
This course is open to students enrolled in Farm and Industry Short Course, UW-Madison students and community members.
How to Register
Short Course students and community members: Registration for FISC 075-3 is through the Farm and Industry Short Course website. Complete an application to begin your registration process. For assistance with registration or general questions, contact the Short Course office at 608-263-3918.
Tuition: $460.15 (Final course rates for spring 2019 will be updated. This rate is for Wisconsin residents. Out-of-state students should inquire into course rates by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.)
UW-Madison students: To add this course, contact Julie Garvin in Soils: email@example.com, 608-262-2239.
(click on course titles for details)
Wisconsin School for Beginning Market Growers
January 11-13, 2019
The intensive three-day course demonstrates what it takes to set up and run a successful market garden or small farm.
Wisconsin Cut Flower Growers School
February 16-17, 2019
This two-day workshop is designed to help new and beginning growers learn the ins and outs of producing and marketing cut flowers.
About the School for Urban Agriculture
The School for Urban Agriculture fills a growing need for specialized training in urban farming and community leadership. Located in the UW-Madison College of Agricultural and Life Sciences Farm and Industry Short Course, this school accommodates students with a range of experiences and interests, from farmers who seek specialized training in urban agriculture to undergraduates working toward careers in community food systems and passionate gardeners. Students will learn about urban food production, distribution and marketing, post-harvest processing and storage, soil health remediation, food policy and more.
Why Urban Farms?
Urban farms are farms in cities, towns and suburbs that use creative approaches to produce food in small spaces. Urban farms not only provide fresh, local, nutritious food for city-dwelling consumers, they also benefit the community while greening the economy through job skills training and neighborhood revitalization.
Training in urban agriculture prepares students for a wide range of careers and service opportunities including farming, starting a food business, working for nonprofit organizations, nurseries and greenhouses, horticultural therapy, school gardens, environmental education and even Peace Corps.
The School for Urban Agriculture is a collaborative effort of the Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems and Farm and Industry Short Course at UW-Madison, the Center for Resilient Cities, Community GroundWorks and the Michael Fields Agricultural Institute. For more information, contact Martin Bailkey, firstname.lastname@example.org.
This project is supported by the United States Department of Agriculture, National Institute of Food and Agriculture, USDA Award 2018-70003-28118: Farming the City: Building a Competent and Diverse Workforce for Urban Agriculture.