Fruit

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2017 Green Lands Blue Waters Conference

Date: November 28-29, 2017
Location: UW-Madison Pyle Center
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Midwest CSA Conference

Date: December 7-8, 2017
Location: Wisconsin Dells, WI
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Wisconsin Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Conference

Date: January 21-23, 2018
Location: Kalahari Resort, Wisconsin Dells, WI
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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



Uncommon Fruit

Posted August 2013

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Want to learn more about fruits like aronia, currants, Saskatoon, and even jostaberries? CIAS worked with Dale Secher of Carandale Farm to create a website detailing Secher’s 10 years of on-farm research on uncommon fruit crops.

Secher shares his observations and knowledge of using fruits in an integrated cropping system that is economically, socially and environmentally sustainable. This website should be useful for hobbyists, backyard gardeners, nutritionists, environmentalists and commercial fruit growers.

Most of the information provided on this website is based on experiences and observations, supplemented by other literature. The site is not intended to be comprehensive, but rather to serve as a repository for additional information provided by other contributors. Each fruit is identified by its scientific and common names followed by a brief summary of cultural information, economic considerations and its potential ecological benefit in an integrated cropping system. This is followed by more detailed information about history, background, observations in the test plot, and a general discussion.

This project was made possible by an Agricultural Development and Diversification grant from the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP). This site is hosted by CIAS.

Uncommon Fruit: Observations from Carandale Farm
uncommonfruit.cias.wisc.edu