Field Day and Seafood Lunch: Can Conservation Pay?

Date: October 24, 2018, 9:45am
Location: Dolan Farms, Dodgeville, WI

First Annual Wisconsin Chili Lunch

Date: November 15, 2018
Location: Statewide

6th Annual Perennial Farm Gathering

Date: December 7-8, 2018
Location: Lussier Family Heritage Center, Madison

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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

Winter Conference Season is Here!

Posted January 2015

We’re looking forward to seeing you at upcoming winter events, including the third Wisconsin Farm to School Summit in Wisconsin Rapids on January 29th. We’ll be “Digging In” to farm to school with topics for the experienced and beginning farm to school practitioner. This conference is different than most, featuring a full day of interactive and hands-on activities and networking sessions, along with an exciting keynote from Deborah Kane, National Director of the USDA Farm to School Program.

CIAS is co-sponsoring the Organic Agriculture Research Symposium on February 25-26 in La Crosse. This event will focus on building a solid foundation for organic agriculture, with researchers from all over the world presenting their work.

CIAS is offering the Midwest School for Beginning Apple Growers on March 13-15 in Madison. This unique three-day course combines knowledge from experienced growers and UW-Madison faculty to help you understand how to succeed in growing and marketing apples.

Feel free to stop by our booth at the conferences listed below to see what’s new at CIAS: