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

Sustainable Intensification in Agricultural Systems

Date: Friday, November 14, 3:00pm

Location: DeLuca Form, Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery

Posted October 2014

Can we sustainably intensify food production to meet the needs of a growing population with changing consumption patterns? In this lecture, author and scholar Jules Pretty, University of Essex, will analyze recent evidence of the impacts of sustainable intensification in both developing and industrialized countries, and demonstrate how both yield and natural capital dividends can occur. He will provide observations on policies and incentives necessary for the wider adoption of sustainable intensification.

This event is possible thanks to the generous support of the Lectures Committee General Fund. Event co-sponsors include F.H. King Students for Sustainable Agriculture, Slow Food UW, Agroecology Program, Department of Agronomy, Department of Soil Science, and Wisconsin Prevention of Obesity and Diabetes.

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This lecture is being held in conjunction with the Healthy Food Systems poster session at 2pm. Poster viewing and a reception will follow the lecture.

This lecture is part of the CIAS 25th Anniversary Seminar Series

Jules Pretty will read from his latest bookThe Edge of Extinction – on Saturday, Nov. 15, 3pm at Barnes and Noble West.