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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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Dairy Supply Management: Presentation by Torsten Hemme

Posted June 2020

On April 15, 2020, CIAS and UW-Madison CALS Global sponsored a webinar with Torsten Hemme from the International Farm Comparison Network. This webinar was hosted by the Wisconsin Farmers Union as part of their Dairy Together education call. The purpose of this webinar was to gain an understanding of dairy growth and management policies from a global perspective. Dr. Hemme discussed approaches to balancing supply and demand, both in short-term, emergency situations and at the longer-term, structural level.

For information about the work that CIAS is doing with farmers to look at dairy price policy, contact Sarah Lloyd,