EVENTS

Wisconsin Cover Crops Conference

Date: Tuesday, August 30, 9am-4pm
Location: Lancaster, WI
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OGRAIN Field Day: Organic Row Crops

Date: September 15, 2016, 1-4pm
Location: Fairview Farms, Cottonwood, MN
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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

Grassfed, Organic Meat and Eggs focus of Summer Citizens Advisory Council Meeting

The CIAS Citizens Advisory Council met on July 25 at council member Tom Lutsey's farm near Bailey's Harbor, WI. more

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Wisconsin Farmers’ Union State Convention

Date: Jan 25 2013 6:00 pm

Location: [unknown]

Posted November 2012

The Wisconsin Farmers Union 82nd Annual Convention kicks off Friday, January 25 at 1:00pm with a pre-convention workshop “Securing Farmers and Farmland – A Toolbox for Farm Succession and Beginning Farmers,” followed by our Casino Night fundraiser for Kamp Kenwood.

Saturday, in addition to convention business and addresses from invited guests, will feature an afternoon panel presentation “Cooperatives – Empowering the Rural Economy… Again.” Local author and humorist Michael Perry will be our keynote speaker at the Saturday night banquet, and afterward will entertain us with his band, The Longbeds, whose sound is described as country folk.

Sunday’s activities include workshops and convention business, concluding at 12:30pm.

For more information, see the Wisconsin Farmers’ Union website.