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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


MARKET FARM MADNESS

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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UW Organic Agriculture Research Field Day

Date: August 29, 2019, 10am-3pm

Location: Arlington Agricultural Research Station

Posted July 2019

N695 Hopkins Road, Arlington, WI

This field day will highlight organic research conducted at UW–Madison, including optimizing equipment and production practices for organic no-till production; interseeding cover crops into corn, soybeans and cereal grains; the impact of organic management on soil microbial communities; and weed management for organic hemp production for grain. A free lunch will be provided. Registration is requested by Aug. 26. RSVP to emsilva@wisc.edu. More info: ograin.cals.wisc.edu/events.