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Wisconsin School for Beginning Market Growers

Date: January 12-14, 2018
Location: UW-Madison
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Wisconsin Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Conference

Date: January 21-23, 2018
Location: Kalahari Resort, Wisconsin Dells, WI
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2018 GrassWorks Grazing Conference

Date: January 30-February 1, 2018
Location: Chula Vista Resort, Wisconsin Dells, WI
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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



Wisconsin School for Beginning Market Growers

Date: January 12-14, 2018

Location: UW-Madison

Registration is open for the 2018 Wisconsin School for Beginning Market Growers, January 12-14 at UW-Madison. more

Wisconsin Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Conference

Date: January 21-23, 2018

Location: Kalahari Resort, Wisconsin Dells, WI

You won’t want to miss the 2018 Wisconsin Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Conference. More information and registration are available here. more

2018 GrassWorks Grazing Conference

Date: January 30-February 1, 2018

Location: Chula Vista Resort, Wisconsin Dells, WI

The 2018 GrassWorks conference will include two full days of workshops and sessions on managed grazing. Featured speakers will include Greg Gunthorp (farmer from Indiana who raises pigs, chickens and turkeys, all on pasture), Susan Beal (Holistic veterinarian) and others. Details and registration information will be posted on the GrassWorks website. more

Wisconsin Farmers Union 87th Annual State Convention

Date: February 2-4, 2018

Location: Chula Vista Resort, Wisconsin Dells, WI

The Wisconsin Farmers Union State Convention is an opportunity to visit with friends and network with farmers and rural advocates from across the state. Professor Emeritus of Agricultural Economics, John Ikerd will address the economic colonization of rural America. For more information, visit the WFU website. ‚Äč more

Second Annual Organic Vegetable Production Conference

Date: February 2-3, 2018

Location: Alliant Energy Center, Madison, WI

This producer-initiated conference is built around farmer-to-farmer skill sharing and attracts growers from Minnesota, Michigan, Illinois, Iowa, Wisconsin, and beyond. 2018 presenters include: Hans Bishop of PrairiErth Farm (IL) on cauliflower Ariel Pressman of Seed to Seed Farm (MN) on cucumbers Andy Cotter of York Farm (MN) on Strawberries Dennis Fiser of Regenerative Roots (WI) […] more

Wisconsin Cut Flower Growers School

Date: February 17-18, 2018

Location: Madison, WI

The Wisconsin Cut Flower Growers School is a two-day workshop designed to help new and beginning growers learn the ins and outs of producing and marketing cut flowers. Learn from experienced growers about variety selection, seed starting, planting and harvest schedules and methods, post-harvest handling, pest management, tools and equipment, and direct marketing. Find out […] 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
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