EVENTS

Food and the Wisconsin Idea

Date: September 20, 2017, 3-5pm
Location: Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery, UW-Madison
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CIAS Harvest Dinner 2017

Date: October 29, 2017, 5:30pm
Location: University Club, UW-Madison
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Edible Startup Summit

Date: November 17-18, 2017
Location: American Family Center, Madison, 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



Food and the Wisconsin Idea

Date: September 20, 2017, 3-5pm

Location: Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery, UW-Madison

This month’s “Food and the Wisconsin Idea” gathering is hosted by Steve Ventura and Natasha Bowens, who wrote The Color of Food: Stories of Race, Resilience, and Farming. Natasha is an author, grower, and community activist who focuses on building empowerment and community through food and story telling. She will be joining us for an […] more
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CIAS Harvest Dinner 2017

Date: October 29, 2017, 5:30pm

Location: University Club, UW-Madison

The CIAS Harvest Dinner will take place on Sunday, October 29 at 5:30 pm at the University Club in Madison. This dinner is a benefit for CIAS. more

Edible Startup Summit

Date: November 17-18, 2017

Location: American Family Center, Madison, WI

If you’re considering starting a local food business or already in the early stages of development, then make plans to attend the Edible Startup Summit. Co-hosted by the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection’s Ag and Food Center and Dane County UW-Extension, the two-day summit offers a comprehensive and interactive education on what […] more

2017 Green Lands Blue Waters Conference and Farm Tour

Date: November 28-29, 2017

Location: UW-Madison Pyle Center

The 2017 Green Lands Blue Waters Conference and Farm Tour will be held November 28-29th at the UW-Madison Pyle Center in Madison. Green Lands Blue Waters (GLBW) is a regional consortium of Mississippi River watershed partners working to improve soil and water quality by increasing continuous living cover on the agricultural landscape. Now in its […] more

2018 GrassWorks Grazing Conference

Date: January 30-February 1, 2018

Location: Chula Vista Resort, Wisconsin Dells, WI

The 2018 GrassWorks conference will include two full days of workshops and sessions on managed grazing. Featured speakers will include Greg Gunthorp (farmer from Indiana who raises pigs, chickens and turkeys, all on pasture), Susan Beal (Holistic veterinarian) and others. Details and registration information will be posted on the GrassWorks website. more
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