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Ride to Farm

Date: June 2, 2018
Location: Goodland County Park, Madison
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Agroecoprospect: The Challenge of Integrating Values, Food and Farming

Date: June 13-16, 2018
Location: UW-Madison campus
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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



Farmers for America Documentary Screening

Date: February 25, 2018, 3-5pm

Location: UW-Madison Biotechnology Center

Posted January 2018

Free and open to the public.

Join us alongside filmmaker Graham Meriwether for an evening of discovery and inspiration at the premiere of Farmers for America, a new and unique documentary chronicling the challenges being faced by America’s next generation of farmers. Narrated by Mike Rowe.

About the film:
We’re facing a unique moment in America’s agricultural history. The average age of the U.S. farmer is now 60 and the challenges facing young farmers have never been greater. It’s a time of upheaval, risk…and extraordinary opportunity. This film advocates the new generation of young people to stepping forward and the challenges they’re facing.

View the trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K–AyICRAuY

A panel discussion including local farmers will follow the screening.

Agenda:
Film Screening – 3:00 p.m.
Panel Discussion – immediately after film screening

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Presented by the Wisconsin Farmers Union and CIAS.
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