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

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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

Toward a Coherent Food Systems Curriculum at UW-Madison

Date: Thursday, August 11, 3:30-5:30pm

Location: Wisconsin Institute for Discovery

Posted August 2016

UW-Madison has a storied history in agricultural research, extension, and teaching. Despite that foundation and evidence of a strong student interest in sustainable food systems, the University offers limited options for students to engage the system in an interdisciplinary, comprehensive way. Can we do better? This session will bring together individuals who are interested in discussing how we might advance a more coherent option for students to engage in this theme, with an eye on the creation of an undergraduate “Food Systems Certificate.”

Alan Turnquist will begin the session with a 15-20 minute review of his research into the types of programs offered at other institutions and the current curricular offerings here at UW-Madison. The last 45 minutes will bring together people to discuss what a Food Systems Certificate might look like on the UW-Madison Campus.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.