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Date: October 29, 2017, 5:30pm
Location: University Club, UW-Madison
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CIAS Harvest Dinner 2017

Date: October 29, 2017, 5:30pm

Location: University Club, UW-Madison

Posted September 2017

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Join us for an evening celebrating local food and sustainable agriculture in Wisconsin. Delicious appetizers and a three-course meal will feature ingredients sourced from Wisconsin farms. Keynote speaker Chris Holman, Nami Moon Farms, will speak about Changing Seasons, Changing Climate. Additionally, the Nicaraguan dance troupe Las Hijas del Maiz will perform.

The Harvest Dinner is a benefit for the Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems (CIAS) at UW-Madison. Funds raised through this event will support CIAS research, farmer training and outreach on sustainable farming and food. If you can’t attend the Harvest Dinner but wish to donate to CIAS, please visit our donations page.

Tickets cost $50 per person and are available at Brown Paper Tickets. Ticket sales close on Sunday, October 22 at 11:59pm. Tickets will not be available at the door.

This is an adults-only event. Alcohol will be served at a cash bar.

Thank you to our event sponsors:

Gold level:
John Gehl
James and Renee Knight

Bronze level:
Heartland Credit Union
Otter Creek Organic Farm, Gary Zimmer
Sassy Cow
Willy Street Co-op
Wisconsin Farmers Union

Featured speaker:
Chris Holman and his partner, Maria Davis, own and operate Nami Moon Farms outside of Stevens Point. They produce pasture-raised poultry and hogs, chicken and duck eggs, and perennial and annual crops. Chris and Maria are lifetime members of the Wisconsin Farmers Union, and Chris currently serves on the state board. He is also on the National Farmers Union board as the representative for next generation issues. As a veteran, Chris has worked closely with the Farmer Veteran Coalition, and he has also served on USDA’s Advisory Committee on Beginning Farmers and Ranchers.

Menu

Appetizers
Bacon wrapped dates stuffed with goat cheese
Sweet potato and beet skewers with garlic aioli dipping sauce

1st Course
Turnip, leek and potato soup

2nd Course
Cider-dijon pork chops, with roasted sweet potatoes and apple-rosemary garnish

OR

Wild rice cakes topped with fresh mozzarella, with roasted brussels sprouts (vegetarian)

3rd course
Apple upside-down cake with vanilla ice cream

Please email Cris Carusi, cecarusi@wisc.edu, if you have special dietary needs.

Download the Harvest Dinner poster