Specialty Crops

EVENTS

Food and the Wisconsin Idea: The Systems That Feed Us

Date: April 2, 3:30pm
Location: University Club, UW-Madison
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Beginning Apple Grower Spring Field Day

Date: April 6, 8:30-4:30
Location: Near Madison, WI
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more events

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

Market Farm Madness is back!

Our NCAA-style Market Farm Madness Tournament is the perfect diversion for people who love cool farming tools. We've created a bracket with 64 different tools. Now we all get to vote for our favorites so that we can thin the field down to a champion. Each round will involve voting via an on-line survey form. more

more madness

Hard Cider in the North Central Region: Industry Survey Findings

Organic Agriculture in Wisconsin: 2017 Status Report

Growing Midwestern Tree Nut Businesses: Five Case Studies

Veggie Compass Helps Growers Make Data-Driven Decisions (CIAS Research Brief #97)

Organic Agriculture in Wisconsin: 2014 UW-Madison Research Report

Values-Based Food Supply Chain Case Study: Full Circle

Uncommon Fruits with Sustainability Potential

Fruit with Potential for Wisconsin Farms

Echineacea as a tobacco crop alternative (Research Brief #48)

Echinacea as a Tobacco Crop Alternative

Traps help monitor pine root weevil in Christmas trees (Research Brief #5)

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