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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


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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Comparing Apples to Apples: Single-Varietal Hard Apple Cider Testing

Growing Midwestern Tree Nut Businesses: Five Case Studies

Veggie Compass Helps Growers Make Data-Driven Decisions (CIAS Research Brief #97)

Wisconsin Farm to School Success Story: Youth Get Active with School Lunch

Agriculture, transportation and climate change: Considering the future of agricultural freight transport in the Upper Mississippi River Valley

Values-Based Food Supply Chain Case Study: Full Circle

Values-Based Food Supply Chain Case Study: Home Grown Wisconsin Co-op

Values-Based Food Suppy Chain Case Study: Red Tomato

Values-Based Food Supply Chain Case Study: Idaho’s Bounty

Perceptions of Raw Milk’s Risks and Benefits (Research Brief #83)

Scaling Up: Meeting the Demand for Local Food

Grass-Based Dairy Products: Challenges and Opportunities

Uncommon Fruits with Sustainability Potential

Working with Retail Buyers

Community Supported Agriculture farms: management and income (Research Brief #68)

Community Supported Agriculture farms: national survey results (Research Brief #67)

CSA Across the Nation: Findings from the 1999 and 2001 CSA Surveys

Raising poultry on pasture (Research Brief #57)

Dishing up local food on Wisconsin campuses (Research Brief #55)

Community kitchens: key elements of success (Research Brief #54)

The Wisconsin Foodshed

Pastured poultry study addresses broad range of issues (Research Brief #46)

Managing a CSA farm 2: community, economics, marketing and training (Research Brief #41)

Managing a CSA farm 1:production, labor and land (Research Brief #40)

New markets for producers: selling to colleges (Research Brief #39)

New markets for producers: selling to retail stores (Research Brief #38)

Farm networks work: a CSA success story (Research Brief #32)

Coming into the Foodshed

Regional Food Systems Research: Needs, Priorities, and Recommendations

Energy Use in the U.S. Food System: a summary of existing research and analysis

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