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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


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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Food and the Wisconsin Idea

Date: September 20, 2017, 3-5pm

Location: Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery, UW-Madison

Posted September 2017

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 open discussion followed by happy hour and appetizers!

Please join us, share your ideas, and network with others working in these spheres. You can find the Facebook event page here.