EVENTS

Grant Programs and Financial Options for Farmers and Food Entrepreneurs: Marshfield

Date: September 17, 2019
Location: Marshfield Ag Research Station
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Principles of Managed Grazing on Organic Dairy Farms

Date: September 24, 2019, 9:30am-3:15pm
Location: Random Lake, WI
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Grant Programs and Financial Options for Farmers and Food Entrepreneurs: Iowa County

Date: September 26, 2019
Location: Iowa County Health and Human Services Building, Dodgeville, 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


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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5th Annual Farm to Flavor Event

Date: September 12, 2019, 6:30-9:00pm

Location: Discovery Building, UW-Madison

Posted July 2019

Every meal begins with a seed, and every agricultural seed carries a ten-thousand-year legacy of co-evolution between people and plants. Plant breeders dedicate their careers to deepening this relationship, creating crops that are more delicious, resilient and adapted to local farms.

Join the Seed to Kitchen Collaborative for an unconventional tasting event celebrating biodiversity in food through small-plate dishes from Madison’s talented chefs. Taste habaneros bred for low levels of heat, tomatoes with a dark indigo pigment, or beets that are deliciously mild and sweet. Speak to farmers, chefs, and breeders involved in the project about their roles in building a more just and resilient food system. Meet other eaters interested in engaging with how and what they eat.

The chefs involved in the Seed to Kitchen Collaborative evaluate hundreds of vegetable varieties every season, providing valuable feedback to plant breeders around the country. Farm to Flavor is their chance to share what they’ve learned with you by featuring their favorite varieties in a dish of their own design.

Participating chefs include:

  • Nishitha Ilanderage, Madison Area Technical College
  • Torry Miller, L’Etoile, Graze, Sujeo, Estrellon
  • Dan Bonnano, A Pig in a Fur Coat
  • Eric Benedict, UW Madison Culinary Arts
  • Francesca Hong, Morris Ramen
  • Yusuf Bin-Rella, Four Lakes Market, UW-Madison
  • Tami Lax, Harvest, The Old Fashioned
  • Sean Fogarty, Steenbock’s on Orchard
  • Laila Borokhim, nuuNoosh, Joon
  • Molly Maciejewski, Madison Sourdough

Register Here:
https://farmtoflavordinner2019.eventbrite.com

Children under 10 are free
$25 July 2 – September 1
$30 September 2 – 12 (Online ticket sales end at 12 noon)
$35 at the door

Learn more about the Seed to Kitchen Collaborative here:
https://seedtokitchen.horticulture.wisc.edu/index.html

Organized by the Seed to Kitchen Collaborative. Cosponsors include UW-Madison Department of Horticulture, Dane County Extension and the Organic Seed Alliance