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

Sustainability and Entrepreneurship Community Forum with Rufus Haucke

Date: Mar 22 2013 12:00 pm

Location: [unknown]

Posted March 2013

Grainger Hall 5120

Rufus Haucke, owner of Just Local Foods, will join us to talk about the challenge of starting a business and running a farm. He’ll discuss where the idea for his current business came from, what triggered the beginning of work on the idea, where funding came from, what lessons he learned along the way, what recommendations he’d provide to others who are thinking about starting a business, and what he sees the future bringing.

Rufus has also been involved in an initiative to secure living wages for agricultural workers.

Registration is requested.