EVENTS

Midwest School for Beginning Grape Growers

Date: March 29-31, 2015
Location: University of Wisconsin-Madison
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Loving of the Land Concert

Date: April 11, 2015, 7:30pm
Location: UW-Madison Music Hall
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SUCCESS STORIES

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.

CIAS Eco-Fruit Program Receives Wisconsin Idea Award

Since 2000, the CIAS Eco-Fruit program has been helping growers reduce or eliminate risk from pesticides by using IPM. Participating growers have reduced their pesticide risk by 46 percent and increased their reliance on IPM strategies by 54 percent.


DIRECTOR'S BLOG

Service Learning in South Africa

CIAS Director Mike Bell and ten UW-Madison students are spending part of their winter break in South Africa. Bell is leading the students in a service learning course on the agroecology of health.

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Value Added Agriculture Conference

Date: Dec 12 2012 4:00 pm

Location: [unknown]

Posted May 2012

La Crosse, WI

Conference tracks include:

  • Marketing
  • Business Management
  • Accessing Local Food Systems
  • Bio-Energy
  • Farm Success Workshops

Keynote speakers include Michael Perry, John Ikerd, Laura Jackson and Francis Thicke.

A farmer forum will feature Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) project recipients from Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin.

Visit the River Country RC&D website for more information.