Farm to Fork


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

The College Food Project: Economic Impact

Posted July 2001

UW-Madison’s Memorial Union caters food for many events on campus, including large summer conferences. In July 2001, the Union served four mostly organic and locally grown meals to 1,000 plant scientists at the Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions Congress. Here is a budget for the local food served at that event:

Farm or Farmer Cooperative Location Food Supplied Price
Wisconsin Pasturelands Coop of pastured meat producers in southern Wisconsin Chicken and beef


Homegrown Wisconsin Coop of 20 organic farmers in southern Wisconsin Vegetables and eggs


Spicer Family Farms Avoca, Wisconsin Strawberries and rhubarb


Cherokee Bison Farms Colby, Wisconsin Bison


Cedar Grove Cheese Plain, Wisconsin Cheese


Rushing Waters Palmyra, Wisconsin Smoked trout


Organic Valley Coop of over 200 organic farmers, based in LaFarge, Wisconsin Pork, turkey, dairy


Blue Farm Janesville, Wisconsin Corn chips
Scenic Valley Jersey Cheese Darlington, Wisconsin Cheese
Schickert’s Mushrooms Campbellsport, Wisconsin


Total income generated for Wisconsin farmers