EVENTS

Principles of Managed Grazing on Organic Dairy Farms

Date: September 24, 2019, 9:30am-3:15pm
Location: Random Lake, WI
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Grant Programs and Financial Options for Farmers and Food Entrepreneurs: Iowa County

Date: September 26, 2019
Location: Iowa County Health and Human Services Building, Dodgeville, WI
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Pasture Establishment, Nutrient Management and Soil Health on Organic Dairy Farms

Date: October 8, 2019, 9:30am-3:30pm
Location: Rudolph, WI
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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


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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Join the 2019 Great Lakes Apple Crunch!

Date: Thursday, October 10, 2019

Location: Any site including K-12 schools, early care settings, hospitals, colleges/universities, business campuses, state agencies and other organizations across Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan and Ohio

Details: Celebrate National Farm to School Month by crunching into locally and regionally grown apples at NOON on Thursday, October 10. Everyone is welcome to Crunch! Although we aim for a collective Crunch on October 10, you are welcome to Crunch any day or time in October that works for you.

Join in! Last October 1,564,367 students, children, teachers, and good food supporters across the region crunched. Let’s join forces and meet the goal of 1.6 MILLION CRUNCHES this year! Visit the Apple Crunch Facebook page to get updates and see photos from last year’s Crunch.

Click on Your State to Register

preschoolers with apples

 

To learn more about National Farm to School Month and farm to school initiatives across the Great Lakes Region, please visit www.FarmToSchool.org.

Hayward apple crunch