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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


Announcing the 2019 Market Farm Madness Champion!

Hoophouse is your 2019 Market Farm Madness champion! They withstood high winds, late snow storms and controversy over cost share payments to win the tournament. more

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The Driftless Region Food and Farm Project

Posted September 2010


The Driftless Region Food and Farm Project is a coalition of farmers, consumers, institutions, agencies and organizations. Together, they aspire to meet the growing demand for local food by scaling up the production, aggregation, processing, distribution and marketing of food in the Driftless Region of Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa and Illinois.

Efforts are underway across the Driftless Region to expand the reach and impact of local and sustainable food enterprises. Owing to the size of the region and the fact that it spans four states, it is challenging to communicate these efforts across the region. As growers and entrepreneurs across the region face similar challenges and could benefit from collaboration, this networking and communication gap hinders the growth of a regional food system. The Driftless Food and Farm Project is designed to step into this breach by linking people across the region who are working on food systems issues.

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