EVENTS

Building Community and Equity Through Urban Agriculture

Date: June 8, 2019, 8;30-4:30
Location: Badger Rock Neighborhood Center, Madison
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From Grain to Plate Field Day

Date: June 30, 2019, 10:30am-3pm
Location: Meadowlark Organic Farm, Ridgeway, WI
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Container Farms: Unique Structures for Growing Vegetables

Date: July 7, 2019, 10-3
Location: Badger Rock Neighborhood Center, Madison
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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

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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Twenty-eight years ago, Wisconsin citizens and UW-Madison faculty created CIAS in a collaborative effort to build support for sustainable agriculture. Over the years, CIAS has brought together farmers, other business owners, and researchers to address critical needs in agriculture. Our participatory approach is rooted in the Wisconsin Idea.

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