Sustainable Ag Curriculum

EVENTS

Food and the Wisconsin Idea: The Systems That Feed Us

Date: April 2, 3:30pm
Location: University Club, UW-Madison
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Beginning Apple Grower Spring Field Day

Date: April 6, 8:30-4:30
Location: Near Madison, 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

Market Farm Madness is back!

Our NCAA-style Market Farm Madness Tournament is the perfect diversion for people who love cool farming tools. We've created a bracket with 64 different tools. Now we all get to vote for our favorites so that we can thin the field down to a champion. Each round will involve voting via an on-line survey form. more

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Beginning Farmer Programs at CIAS

Posted May 2018

The Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems has been running intensive workshops for beginning farmers since 1995. Our schools, taught by experienced farmers, are packed with practical, how-to information, insights, inspiration, and a dose of the sometimes harsh realities involved in making a living from the land. These schools afford you the unique opportunity to spend concentrated time with grower instructors and a group of aspiring beginning farmers, learning what it takes to start and operate a small farm business.

Learn more about our programs for aspiring dairy and livestock, grain, vegetable, apple and flower farmers, as well as our school for urban agriculture.