EVENTS

UW Organic Vegetable Field Day

Date: September 8, 2015, 4-7pm
Location: Verona, WI
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Association of Specialty Cut Flower Growers: Wisconsin Grower Intensive

Date: October 4-6, 2015
Location: Sheraton Madison Hotel, Madison, WI
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Midwest CSA Conference

Date: December 3-4, 2015
Location: The Plaza, Eau Claire, WI
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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. more

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. more


DIRECTOR'S BLOG

Northern Nut Growers Conference Features Wisconsin Hazelnut Production

The Northern Nut Growers Association (NNGA), in partnership with CIAS and UW-Extension, held the 106th NNGA conference in La Crosse, July 27-29. About 150 participants from across the country gathered for three days to talk about the business of nut production, processing and marketing in the context of agroforestry and perennialization. more

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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.