From Grain to Plate Field Day

Date: June 30, 2019, 10:30am-3pm
Location: Meadowlark Organic Farm, Ridgeway, WI

Container Farms: Unique Structures for Growing Vegetables

Date: July 7, 2019, 10-3
Location: Badger Rock Neighborhood Center, Madison

Growing Food in Urban Areas

Date: July 13, 2019, 8:30-4:30
Location: Troy Farm, 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


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 Farmers Union 88th Annual State Convention

Date: January 25-27, 2019

Location: Red Lion Hotel Paper Valley, Appleton, WI

Posted December 2018

Wisconsin Farmers Union will carry on our longstanding tradition of reasoning together at our 88th State Convention. On Jan. 25-27, 2019, farmers from a variety of different backgrounds and types of farms will meet in Appleton. We’ll have the chance to visit with friends and network with farmers and rural advocates from throughout the state. We hope you’ll join us!

We’re going to kick things off on Friday with Groundswell, which this year will focus on how we can organize to reclaim power and protect what matters most to all of us: clean air and water, safe food, renewable energy, a viable economy, and the right to thrive. We’re also looking forward to Saturday’s convention keynote Eric Holt-Giménez, executive director of Food First. Our workshop line-up will hit on key issues like how our farms can be resilient in these trying times, what role cooperatives can play, how we can be proactive in the fight against climate change, and how we can help our rural neighbors who are facing mental health struggles.

During Saturday evening’s banquet, we’ll also honor long-time members and partners for efforts they’ve made to support Wisconsin’s family farmers. And, of course, we’ll get to the task of setting the policies that we’ll take to our state and federal lawmakers and to the National Farmers Union Convention, March 3-6 in Bellevue, Washington.

For more information, visit the WFU website.