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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


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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: The Systems That Feed Us

Date: April 2, 3:30pm

Location: University Club, UW-Madison

Posted March 2019

The term “food system” is widely used in academia and the nonprofit sector, but what do we really mean by it? Are we using systems approaches to complex problems that could lead to greater understanding and effective solutions? What stands in our way?

We’ve invited two distinguished guests to share their insights and observations: Kate Clancy, Visiting Scholar at the Center for a Livable Future Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health, and Senior Fellow in the Minnesota Institute for Sustainable Agriculture; and Michelle Miller, Associate Director of the Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems at UW-Madison. Chloe Green will moderate the program.

Registration is required to participate in-person or via Zoom videoconferencing. To register, see the event flyer.

The program will be followed by a social hour at 4:30.