EVENTS

Food and the Wisconsin Idea

Date: June 29, 2017, 3:30pm
Location: University Club, 803 State St.
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Diversified Organic Grain Rotations Field Day

Date: July 21, 2017, 9am-2:30pm
Location: Bickford Organics, Ridgeway, WI
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Farm and Sea Conservation Dinner: Michael Fields Agricultural Institute

Date: August 25, 2017, 6-8pm
Location: Michael Fields, East Troy, 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


DIRECTOR'S BLOG

UW-Madison Highlights Partnership with Stoney Acres Farm

Kat Becker and Tony Schultz, who own and operate Stoney Acres Farm in Marathon County, are featured in a UW-Madison campaign to show how partnerships with citizens and businesses are furthering the Wisconsin Idea in each of the state's 72 counties. more

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Food and the Wisconsin Idea

Date: June 29, 2017, 3:30pm

Location: University Club, 803 State St.

Hear from members of the Milwaukee Food Council, Madison Food Policy Council and Dane County Food Policy Council at this “Food and the Wisconsin Idea” discussion. All are welcome! more

Diversified Organic Grain Rotations Field Day

Date: July 21, 2017, 9am-2:30pm

Location: Bickford Organics, Ridgeway, WI

One challenge of organic grain production is marketing the entire crop rotation, including small grains. OGRAIN, MOSES, the Michael Fields Agricultural Institute and the Iowa County Farmer Led Watershed Initiative will address this issue, and more, at a field day on diversified organic grain rotations. Farmers Paul Bickford and John Wepking explain their organic systems, […] more

Farm and Sea Conservation Dinner: Michael Fields Agricultural Institute

Date: August 25, 2017, 6-8pm

Location: Michael Fields, East Troy, WI

Join the Michael Fields Agricultural Institute for a unique dining experience in their Big Brown Barn! Fresh Gulf Seafood, Farm Fresh Produce, Local Wine & Beer, and Music Featuring Chef Adam Carson of Toothpicks Catering, East Troy Highlighting Wisconsin Farmers and Gulf Fishermen working together to conserve the ecosystems and water quality of the Mississippi […] more
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