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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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Wisconsin Cover Crops Conference

Date: February 20, 2019

Location: Holiday Inn, Stevens Point, WI

Posted February 2019

Farmers and ag professionals from around the state are coming together to share and learn about all things cover crops. Whether you’re a seasoned cover crop expert or an absolute beginner, there will be something for you! Topics include managing manure with covers, termination of covers and machinery modifications for cover crops and no-till. Many of the presenters will be Wisconsin grain and livestock farmers speaking from experience about what has and hasn’t worked in their Wisconsin conservation cropping systems.

For details and registration, visit the UW-Extension cover crops website.