Beginning Farmers

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

more madness

Beginning Farmer Programs at CIAS

Farm Business Principles for Success

Mentor-Intern Handbook for Dairy and Livestock Farmers

Growing Wisconsin’s Grazing Future: Results of the Blue Sky Greener Pastures Consultation Process

New Zealand internships provide eye-opening experience

Starting your own dairy farm (Research Brief #58)

Nurturing the Next Generation of Wisconsin’s Dairy Farmers

Starting—and succeeding—as a Wisconsin dairy farmer (Research Brief #56)

Wisconsin School for Beginning Dairy Farmers (Research Brief #37)

Sharemilking in Wisconsin: evaluating a farm entry/exit strategy (Research Brief #34)

New Zealand’s dairy career path: could it work in Wisconsin? (Research Brief #33)

Dairy farmer career paths: getting in, out, and by (Research Brief #26)

Farmer-to-farmer networks: effective grass-roots sharing (Research Brief #23)

Dairy farmer career paths

Sustainable agriculture curriculum materials

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