EVENTS

Whose Food, Whose Land? Conversation on Global Food Sovereignty

Date: November 12, 2019, 7-8:30pm
Location: DeLuca Forum, Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery, UW-Madison
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Green Lands Blue Waters Conference

Date: November 19-20, 2019
Location: Graduate Hotel, Minneapolis
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Savanna Institute’s Perennial Farm Gathering

Date: December 6-7, 2019
Location: Sinsinawa Mound Center, Dubuque, IA
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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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Whose Food, Whose Land? Conversation on Global Food Sovereignty

Date: November 12, 2019, 7-8:30pm

Location: DeLuca Forum, Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery, UW-Madison

Please join the Department of Community and Environmental Sociology and UW-Madison Global Health Institute – GHI for a panel discussion on global food sovereignty, followed by a reception. Panel speakers: Mpumelelo Ncwadi, Vus’umhlaba Coalition Mariaelena Huambachano, Civil Society & Community Studies Monica White, Community & Environmental Sociology Sarah Lloyd, Wisconsin Farmers Union Daniel Cornelius, Intertribal […] more

Green Lands Blue Waters Conference

Date: November 19-20, 2019

Location: Graduate Hotel, Minneapolis

THEME: OVER, UNDER, THROUGH to CLC – strong partners, new allies, and fresh perspectives moving continuous living cover (CLC) farming forward. The way we farm can be the solution to big challenges: climate, water, wildlife, vibrant rural communities. Attendees at our previous GLBW conference dug deep into robust discussions, highlighting major barriers to increasing CLC […] more

Savanna Institute’s Perennial Farm Gathering

Date: December 6-7, 2019

Location: Sinsinawa Mound Center, Dubuque, IA

This year’s Perennial Farm Gathering will feature keynote speaker Reginaldo Haslett-Marroquín (President and CEO of Regenerative Agriculture Alliance), panels and workshops with Midwest agroforestry experts, perennial food and beverage tastings, and the ever-popular 5-minute Nutshell Show & Tell talks, which are open to all attendees. Session topics will include chestnut, hazelnut, and elderberry production, silvopasture, […] more

GrassWorks Grazing Conference

Date: January 23-25, 2019

Location: Chula Vista Resort, Wisconsin Dells

Join GrassWorks for their 28th annual grazing conference with 40+ speakers. For more information, see the conference website. more

2020 OGRAIN Winter Conference

Date: January 24-25, 2020

Location: UW-Madison campus

The fifth annual conference for those interested in organic grain production in the Upper Midwest will feature 25+ expert farmers, researchers and industry representatives sharing their knowledge, along with ample opportunity for networking and discussion. 16-18 workshops will highlight issues important to organic grain farmers. Over 25 businesses will provide educational tables and conversation about […] more

Wisconsin Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Conference

Date: January 26-28, 2020

Location: Kalahari Resort, Wisconsin Dells

The Wisconsin Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Conference is a three-day event that provides educational programming for growers of fresh produce including apples, berries, grapes and vegetables; agri-tourism and winery operators; and farmers market vendors and managers. For more information, visit the conference website. more

Wisconsin Farmers Union Convention

Date: January 31-February 2, 2020

Location: Central Wisconsin Convention and Expo Center, Rothschild

Wisconsin Farmers Union’s annual gathering is headed to Central Wisconsin this year, with a new and improved schedule that promises grassroots engagement and plenty of time for networking! For more information, visit the conference website. more

2020 Organic Vegetable Production Conference

Date: January 31-February 1, 2020

Location: Alliant Energy Center, Madison, WI

Connect with experienced vegetable growers from Wisconsin, Minnesota, Michigan, Illinois, and Iowa at this producer-initiated event grounded in farmer-to-farmer skill sharing. Farmer panelists representing small-, mid-, and large-scale operations cover technical production information on organic vegetable crops. Management topics round out the agenda and include soil test analysis, disease control, and small-scale wholesale. New this […] more
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