Crops and Livestock

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



The Wisconsin Beef Cattle Industry: A Snapshot

Posted February 2008

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While Wisconsin is known as America’s Dairyland, the state’s beef industry is also thriving. Beef cows, beef
heifers over 500 pounds, steers and other heifers (excluding dairy heifers) account for nearly 23% of
the total cattle population in the state. Wisconsin’s beef farmers and livestock specialists understand the overall characteristics of the beef industry in Wisconsin, but know less about the management practices employed by these diverse operations. A 2006 survey of Wisconsin beef operators sheds some light on their management and feeding practices, as well as their sales and income.

Read a summary of this research (PDF)