EVENTS

Edible Startup Summit

Date: November 17-18, 2017
Location: American Family Center, Madison, WI
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2017 Green Lands Blue Waters Conference

Date: November 28-29, 2017
Location: UW-Madison Pyle Center
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Midwest CSA Conference

Date: December 7-8, 2017
Location: Wisconsin Dells, 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



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

Date: November 28-29, 2017

Location: UW-Madison Pyle Center

Register now for the 2017 Green Lands Blue Waters Conference, November 28-29 at UW-Madison. more

Midwest CSA Conference

Date: December 7-8, 2017

Location: Wisconsin Dells, WI

Wisconsin Farmers Union, working in partnership with Midwest organizations, will convene the Midwest CSA Conference, December 7-8 at the Chula Vista Resort. The continued growth of the CSA movement in the Midwest creates both opportunities and complexities. The conference will provide a forum for CSA farmers and advocates to come together for deliberative discussion and […] more

Wisconsin Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Conference

Date: January 21-23, 2018

Location: Kalahari Resort, Wisconsin Dells, WI

You won’t want to miss the 2018 Wisconsin Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Conference. More information and registration are available here. 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

Wisconsin Farmers Union 87th Annual State Convention

Date: February 2-4, 2018

Location: Chula Vista Resort, Wisconsin Dells, WI

The Wisconsin Farmers Union State Convention is an opportunity to visit with friends and network with farmers and rural advocates from across the state. Professor Emeritus of Agricultural Economics, John Ikerd will address the economic colonization of rural America. For more information, visit the WFU website. ​ more

Second Annual Organic Vegetable Production Conference

Date: February 2-3, 2018

Location: Alliant Energy Center, Madison, WI

2018 Presenters include: Hans Bishop of PrairiErth Farm (IL) on cauliflower Ariel Pressman of Seed to Seed Farm (MN) on cucumbers Andy Cotter of York Farm (MN) on Strawberries Dennis Fiser of Regenerative Roots (WI) on Tomatoes Robyn Calvey of Park Ridge Organics (WI) on hoop house celery Russ Groves of UW Extension on organic […] more

MOSES Organic Farming Conference

Date: February 22-24, 2018

Location: La Crosse, WI

The MOSES Organic Farming 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 vendors. The event is preceded by Organic University full-day courses that dig deeper into specific farming topics. More information and […] more
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