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

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CIAS Mini-Grants Support Graduate Student Research in Sustainable Agriculture

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Sustainable Agriculture, Fair Trade and Cooperatives

Date: Friday, October 10, 7:00pm

Location: Goodman Community Center, Bolz Room A

Posted October 2014

Peter Hurst
United Nations International Labor Organizer

Courtney Berner, Willy Street Co-op
Sarah Lloyd, Wisconsin Farmers’ Union

Peter Hurst and the panelists will discuss fair trade as an integral part of sustainable agriculture, and how cooperatives empower farmers to set fair prices for their goods. Hurst has 23 years of international experience with labor-related agricultural issues including agricultural workers’ rights; sustainable agriculture and food security; child labor; and environmental health and safety.

Sponsored by the UW-Madison Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems (CIAS), the A.E. Havens Center for the Study of Social Justice, the UW-Madison Center for Cooperatives, the Willy Street Co-op, Wisconsin Farmers’ Union and Rainbow Bookstore Cooperative

In addition to this lecture, Peter Hurst will give presentations on campus October 7, 8 and 9.

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