EVENTS

Lancaster Kernza and Silvopasture Field Day

Date: October 5, 2018, 9:45am-1pm
Location: Lancaster Agricultural Research Station
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Great Lakes Apple Crunch

Date: October 11, 2018
Location: WI, MN, IL, IN, MI, OH
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6th Annual Agroecology Barn Dance

Date: October 13, 2018, 6-10:30pm
Location: Cates Farm, Spring Green, WI
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The Wisconsin School for Beginning Dairy and Livestock Farmers: Keeping the Dream of Farming Alive

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CIAS Mini-Grants Support Graduate Student Research in Sustainable Agriculture

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Lancaster Kernza and Silvopasture Field Day

Date: October 5, 2018, 9:45am-1pm

Location: Lancaster Agricultural Research Station

The University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Lancaster Agricultural Research Station will host a fall field day highlighting innovative grazing practices: managed grazing of Kernza, a perennial grain and forage crop, and silvopasture, where trees are intensively managed with pasture. This field day will take place on October 5 from 9:45am to 1pm. “These grazing innovations can add […] more

Great Lakes Apple Crunch

Date: October 11, 2018

Location: WI, MN, IL, IN, MI, OH

Celebrate National Farm to School Month by crunching into locally and regionally grown apples at NOON on Thursday, October 11. Everyone is welcome to Crunch at any site including K-12 schools, early care settings, hospitals, colleges/universities, business campuses, state agencies and other organizations across Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan and Ohio Join in! Last October […] more

6th Annual Agroecology Barn Dance

Date: October 13, 2018, 6-10:30pm

Location: Cates Farm, Spring Green, WI

Dust off your dancing shoes and come celebrate fall at the 6th annual Agroecology barn dance! Join UW-Madison’s Agroecology master’s students on Oct 13th for a night filled with great food, live music, amazing raffle prizes from local businesses and, of course, lively folk dancing in beautiful Spring Green, WI! Proceeds support the Agroecology Program […] more

First Annual Wisconsin Chili Lunch

Date: November 15, 2018

Location: Statewide

Join K-12 schools, early care and education programs, hospitals, and colleges in celebrating local foods by cooking up the Wisconsin Chili Lunch recipe on Thursday, November 15! The Wisconsin Chili Lunch is a great way to highlight your farm to cafeteria efforts, practice using local foods, support Wisconsin farmers and join forces with cafeterias and […] more
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