EVENTS

MOSES Organic Farming Conference

Date: Feb. 23-25, 2017
Location: La Crossse, WI
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Midwest School for Beginning Apple Growers

Date: March 10-12, 2017
Location: UW-Madison campus
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Food Sovereignty Symposium and Festival

Date: March 10-12, 2017
Location: UW-Madison
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SUCCESS STORIES

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


DIRECTOR'S BLOG

UW-Madison Highlights Partnership with Stoney Acres Farm

Kat Becker and Tony Schultz, who own and operate Stoney Acres Farm in Marathon County, are featured in a UW-Madison campaign to show how partnerships with citizens and businesses are furthering the Wisconsin Idea in each of the state's 72 counties. more

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Wisconsin Cut Flower Growers School

Date: February 18-19, 2017

Location: Waunakee, WI

Posted December 2016

Note: The 2017 Wisconsin Cut Flower Growers School is full.

The Wisconsin Cut Flower Growers School is a two-day workshop designed to help new and beginning growers learn the ins and outs of producing and marketing cut flowers. Learn from experienced growers about variety selection, seed starting, planting and harvest schedules and methods, post-harvest handling, pest management, tools and equipment, and direct marketing. Find out how to turn your passion for flowers into a sustainable small business. Network with other growers in and around Wisconsin. Handle small tools at a show-and-tell table. Speakers will emphasize sustainable and organic production practices.

Lunches and morning and afternoon snacks will be provided. Class times will be 8:30am to 4:45pm. Directions and parking information will be mailed after you enroll.

For more information and online registration, visit the Wisconsin Cut Flower Growers School web page.