Field Day and Seafood Lunch: Can Conservation Pay?

Date: October 24, 2018, 9:45am
Location: Dolan Farms, Dodgeville, WI

First Annual Wisconsin Chili Lunch

Date: November 15, 2018
Location: Statewide

6th Annual Perennial Farm Gathering

Date: December 7-8, 2018
Location: Lussier Family Heritage Center, 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 Middle Way: Metropolitan Foodsheds, Regional Economy and Resilience

Posted March 2016

CIAS Associate Director Michelle Miller was invited to speak at the Weston Roundtable, a lecture series on the UW-Madison campus designed to promote a robust understanding of sustainability science, engineering and policy. Her talk was based on a journal article she co-authored with Laura Lengnick (author of Resilient Agriculture) and Gerry Marten (Director of the project), published in the Journal of Environmental Studies and Science. They suggest that sustainable agriculture and the regional economic infrastructure necessary to move food to market offer a middle way to optimize food system efficiencies and resilience concurrently.

You can listen to the presentation here. (Fast forward six minutes to get to the beginning of the presentation.)

The Weston Roundtable lecture series co-sponsored by the Center for Sustainability and the Global Environment (SAGE), the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the Office of Sustainability.