EVENTS

Wisconsin School for Beginning Market Growers

Date: January 9-11, 2015
Location: UW-Madison campus
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Wisconsin Farm to School Summit

Date: January 29, 2015, 8:30am-4:30pm
Location: Hotel Mead, Wisconsin Rapids
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Organic Agriculture Research Symposium

Date: February 25-26, 2015
Location: Radisson Hotel, La Crosse, WI
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SUCCESS STORIES

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.

CIAS Eco-Fruit Program Receives Wisconsin Idea Award

Since 2000, the CIAS Eco-Fruit program has been helping growers reduce or eliminate risk from pesticides by using IPM. Participating growers have reduced their pesticide risk by 46 percent and increased their reliance on IPM strategies by 54 percent.


DIRECTOR'S BLOG

$10,000 matching challenge. One week to go. Can you help?

December marks the final stretch of our year-long CIAS 25th anniversary celebration. In honor of this milestone, Waseda Farms has generously offered a $10,000 match to encourage individuals to join them in supporting the mission of CIAS. Through Sunday, December 7th, you can join in this effort and double the impact of your gift.

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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.