EVENTS

Keeping Water in our Soil: Uplands Watershed Group Farm Tour and Farmer-Fisherman Lunch

Date: July 27, 2018, 9:20am
Location: Spring Green, WI
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Silvopasture Workshop

Date: August 3-4, 2018
Location: Spring Grove, MN and Coon Valley, WI
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Dairy Heifer Grazing Farms Bus Tour

Date: August 8, 2018, 9:30am-6:30pm
Location: Tour begins in Madison
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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



Keeping Water in our Soil: Uplands Watershed Group Farm Tour and Farmer-Fisherman Lunch

Date: July 27, 2018, 9:20am

Location: Spring Green, WI

9:20am: Stapleton Grain and Hay Farm, 5952 County Road Z, Spring Green, WI 10:45am: Cates Grass-fed Beef Farm, 5992 County Road T, Spring Green, WI Farm tours will be followed by lunch at the Cates Farm, compliments of the Uplands Watershed Group Come discuss practices that are useful for your farm and help water infiltrate […] more

Silvopasture Workshop

Date: August 3-4, 2018

Location: Spring Grove, MN and Coon Valley, WI

The University of Minnesota Extension, University of Wisconsin Extension, the Wallace Center Pasture Project and the Savanna Institute will jointly host a Silvopasture workshop near La Crescent, Minnesota. The workshop will begin Friday afternoon, August 3, with a tour of a Nettle Valley Farm near Spring Grove, Minnesota, followed by dinner and a presentation and […] more

Dairy Heifer Grazing Farms Bus Tour

Date: August 8, 2018, 9:30am-6:30pm

Location: Tour begins in Madison

Join us on a bus tour to visit two large-scale dairies in Northeast Wisconsin. Come and learn why these farms raise their heifers on grass and hear about the economic and health benefits they are experiencing. Tauchen Harmony Valley Dairy currently milks around 750 cows. Al Tauchen has used prescribed grazing for six years and […] more

Organic Vegetable Variety Research Showcase

Date: August 20, 2018, 3-5pm

Location: West Madison Agricultural Research Station

Come for an interactive field day on organic vegetable varieties! Walk through ongoing variety trials, give feedback on you favorite varieties and ask questions of the many researchers working on organic vegetable varieties including beets, carrots, potatoes, sweet corn and tomoatoes! For more information, download the event flyer. Questions? Julie Dawson, Department of Horticulture, dawson@hort.wisc.edu more

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
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