EVENTS

Hard Cider Apple Grafting Workshop

Date: Saturday, April 21, 1-4pm
Location: DC Smith Greenhouse, UW-Madison
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Agroecoprospect: The Challenge of Integrating Values, Food and Farming

Date: June 13-16, 2018
Location: UW-Madison campus
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SUCCESS STORIES

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



Telling the Driftless Story

Posted September 2012

Fifty people from Minnesota, Iowa and Wisconsin gathered in Soldiers Grove on August 13 to strategize ways to communicate the Driftless region’s farm and food scene. The event was hosted by The Old Oak Inn, Rooted Spoon and CIAS. Mid-day, participants visited farms and local food businesses on a search for new story angles. For more on the workshop, visit www.driftess.wisc.edu.