EVENTS

MOSES Organic Farming Conference

Date: February 22-24, 2018
Location: La Crosse, WI
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Farmers for America Documentary Screening

Date: February 25, 2018, 3-5pm
Location: UW-Madison Biotechnology Center
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Midwest School for Beginning Apple Growers

Date: March 16-18, 2018
Location: UW-Madison campus
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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



MOSES Organic Farming Conference

Date: February 22-24, 2018

Location: La Crosse, WI

The MOSES Organic Farming Conference is the largest event in the U.S. about organic and sustainable farming, offering 66 workshops over 6 sessions, inspiring keynotes, engaging roundtables, and a resource-packed Exhibit Hall with over 170 vendors. The event is preceded by Organic University full-day courses that dig deeper into specific farming topics. More information and […] more

Farmers for America Documentary Screening

Date: February 25, 2018, 3-5pm

Location: UW-Madison Biotechnology Center

Free and open to the public. Join us alongside filmmaker Graham Meriwether for an evening of discovery and inspiration at the premiere of Farmers for America, a new and unique documentary chronicling the challenges being faced by America’s next generation of farmers. Narrated by Mike Rowe. About the film: We’re facing a unique moment in […] more

Midwest School for Beginning Apple Growers

Date: March 16-18, 2018

Location: UW-Madison campus

Registration is open for the 2018 Midwest School for Beginning Apple Growers, March 16-18. more

Hard Cider Apple Grafting Workshop

Date: Saturday, April 21, 1-4pm

Location: DC Smith Greenhouse, UW-Madison

CIAS is offering a free hard cider apple grafting workshop on April 21, 1-4pm at UW-Madison. Advance registration is required. more

Agroecoprospect: The Challenge of Integrating Values, Food and Farming

Date: June 13-16, 2018

Location: UW-Madison campus

CIAS is pleased to host the Joint Annual Meeting of the Agriculture, Food, and Human Values Society and the Association for the Study of Food and Society. This conference is an invitation to engage with the political and governance issues that arise in agricultural and food systems. Giving voice to these issues is fundamental to […] more
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