Toward a Sustainable Agriculture is a free high-school curriculum that addresses the social, environmental and economic impacts of agriculture. The curriculum provides a critical analysis of agricultural and food systems, and helps students understand new concepts through hands-on examples. The curruculum includes six modules, designed to be incorporated into existing classes. This curriculum grew out of sustainable agriculture curriculum materials developed in 1989 and 1990 with the Wisconsin Rural Development Center and the Department of Public Instruction.
Beginning Farmer Programs at CIASThe Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems has been running intensive workshops for beginning farmers since 1995. Our schools, taught by experienced farmers, are packed with practical, how-to information, insights, inspiration, and a dose of the sometimes harsh realities involved in making a living from the land. more
Wisconsin College and University Programs and Projects in Sustainable AgricultureWisconsin's colleges and universities offer a variety of classes and programs in sustainable agriculture, from practical skills taught at the technical colleges to a graduate degree in Agroecology at UW-Madison. In addition, student groups at a number of colleges offer non-formal opportunities for learning about and promoting sustainable agriculture. more
Sustainable agriculture curriculum materialsAs one of its first projects, in 1989 and 1990, CIAS collaborated with the Wisconsin Rural Development Center and the Department of Public Instruction to produce a high-school teacher’s guide to sustainable agriculture. This guide and its supplement continue to be recognized as valuable resources for teachers who want to learn more about sustainable agriculture […] more
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