EVENTS

2019 OGRAIN Winter Conference

Date: January 24-26, 2019
Location: Gordon Dining and Event Center, UW-Madison
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Wisconsin Farmers Union 88th Annual State Convention

Date: January 25-27, 2019
Location: Red Lion Hotel Paper Valley, Appleton, WI
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Wisconsin Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Conference

Date: January 27-29, 2019
Location: Kalahari Resort, Wisconsin Dells
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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



2019 OGRAIN Winter Conference

Date: January 24-26, 2019

Location: Gordon Dining and Event Center, UW-Madison

This fourth annual conference for those interested in organic grain production in the Upper Midwest will feature expert farmers, researchers and industry representatives sharing their knowledge, along with ample opportunity for networking and discussion. Fifteen workshops highlighting issues important to organic grain farmers will be offered. This year, there is a special focus on organic […] more

Wisconsin Farmers Union 88th Annual State Convention

Date: January 25-27, 2019

Location: Red Lion Hotel Paper Valley, Appleton, WI

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. […] more

Wisconsin Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Conference

Date: January 27-29, 2019

Location: Kalahari Resort, Wisconsin Dells

The Wisconsin Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Conference is a three-day event that provides educational programming for growers of fresh produce including apples, berries, grapes and vegetables; agri-tourism and winery operators; and farmers market vendors and managers. There are over 80 different educational sessions attendees can choose from in seven different tracks. Come join us! For […] more

2019 GrassWorks Grazing Conference

Date: January 31-February 2, 2019

Location: Chula Vista Resort, Wisconsin Dells

The 2019 GrassWorks Grazing Conference will include two full days of educational workshops, a trade show and social events for the grazing community. For more information, visit the GrassWorks website. more

2019 Organic Vegetable Production Conference

Date: February 1-2, 2019

Location: Aliant Energy Center, Madison, WI

This producer-initiated conference is built around farmer-to-farmer skill sharing and attracts experienced growers from Wisconsin, Minnesota, Michigan, Illinois, Iowa and beyond. Farmer panelists representing small-, mid- and large-scale operations will cover technical production information on garlic, onions, peppers and one-cut salad heads. Management topics include vegetable no-till, greenhouse management, training and retaining labor, and variety […] more

Wisconsin Cut Flower Growers School

Date: February 16-17, 2019

Location: UW-Madison campus

Online registration Course flyer 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 […] more

MOSES Organic Farming Conference

Date: February 21-23, 2019

Location: La Crosse Center, La Crosse, WI

The Midwest Organic and Sustainable Education Service (MOSES) will host the 2019 MOSES Organic Farming Conference on February 21-23 in La Crosse, WI. This conference is the largest event in the U.S. about organic and sustainable farming, offering 66 workshops over 6 sessions, inspiring keynotes, engaging roundtables, and a resource-packed exhibit hall with over 170 […] more
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