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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


Announcing the 2019 Market Farm Madness Champion!

Hoophouse is your 2019 Market Farm Madness champion! They withstood high winds, late snow storms and controversy over cost share payments to win the tournament. more

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Cover Crops on the Intensive Market Farm

Living Mulch Suppresses Weeds and Yields in Organic Vegetable Plots (CIAS Research Brief #100)

Fall-Sown Cover Crops and Weed Suppression in Organic Small-Scale Vegetable Production (CIAS Research Brief #99)

Organic Agriculture in Wisconsin: 2017 Status Report

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

Growing Farm to School Supply Chains with Local Vegetable Blends (Research Brief #96)

Organic Agriculture in Wisconsin: 2014 UW-Madison Research Report

Values-Based Food Supply Chain Case Study: Full Circle

Values-Based Food Supply Chain Case Study: Home Grown Wisconsin Co-op

Values-Based Food Suppy Chain Case Study: Red Tomato

Values-Based Food Supply Chain Case Study: Co-op Partners Warehouse

Cover Crops Case Studies: JenEhr Family Farm

Cover Crops on the Intensive Market Farm

Grower to Grower: Creating a Livelihood on a Fresh Market Vegetable Farm

Stories From the Field: Environmental Research at the University of Wisconsin

Scouting Vegetables for Pests

Community Supported Agriculture farms: management and income (Research Brief #68)

Integrated Pest Management: An Overview for Market Growers

Integrated Weed Management for Fresh Market Production

Fresh market growers share pest management strategies (Research Brief #62)

Resource CD Provides Facts and Tools for Fresh Market Vegetable Growers

CSA: More for your money than fresh vegetables (Research Brief #52)

Selling Certified Organic Produce to Retail Produce Markets in the Upper Midwest

Composted manures offer yield and disease resistance benefits (Research Brief #45)

Organic potatoes: they can be grown, but can they be profitable? (Research Brief #4)

Potato varieties show resistance to early blight (Research Brief #3)

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