Wisconsin Cut Flower Growers School

Date: February 16-17, 2019
Location: UW-Madison campus

Wisconsin Cover Crops Conference

Date: February 20, 2019
Location: Holiday Inn, Stevens Point, WI

MOSES Organic Farming Conference

Date: February 21-23, 2019
Location: La Crosse Center, La Crosse, 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

The mailing address for all CIAS staff members is: CIAS, 1535 Observatory Drive, Madison, WI 53706

Alber, Nadia

Outreach specialist, Wisconsin School for Beginning Dairy and Livestock Farmers
(608) 265-6437

Bell, Michael

CIAS Director
Department of Community and Environmental Sociology
(608) 262-5201

Bennett, Sandy

Phone: 608-262-9928

Carusi, Cris

Associate Director of Communications
Phone: (608) 262-8018

Day Farnsworth, Lindsey

Postdoctoral researcher, urban agriculture and food systems
(608) 890-2433

Fischbach, Jason

Associate staff, perennial crops
Bayfield County Cooperative Extension
(715) 373-6104

Grace, Jacob

Grazing and perennial agriculture specialist
(608) 265-4213

Hendrickson, John

Program manager, fresh market vegetables and food systems
Coordinator, Wisconsin School for Beginning Market Growers
(608) 265-3704

Herald, Vanessa

Farm to School, Farm to Institution, Farm to Early Care and Education
(608) 263-6064

Mayerfeld, Diane

Associate staff, Wisconsin SARE
(608) 262-8188

Maynard, Kelly

Associate outreach specialist, food systems
(608) 262-9751

McNair, Ruth

(608) 265-6479

Miller, Michelle

Associate Director of Programs
Food systems, eco fruit
(608) 262-7135

Oosterwyk, Johanna

Associate staff, Horticulture
(608) 262-3844

Porter, Pam

Research program manager

Sanford, Gregg

Research Scientist, Wisconsin Integrated Cropping Systems Trial

Turnquist, Alan

Associate staff, Agroecology and
GreenHouse Residential Learning Community

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