Food and the Wisconsin Idea: The Systems That Feed Us

Date: April 2, 3:30pm
Location: University Club, UW-Madison

Beginning Apple Grower Spring Field Day

Date: April 6, 8:30-4:30
Location: Near Madison, WI

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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


Market Farm Madness is back!

Our NCAA-style Market Farm Madness Tournament is the perfect diversion for people who love cool farming tools. We've created a bracket with 64 different tools. Now we all get to vote for our favorites so that we can thin the field down to a champion. Each round will involve voting via an on-line survey form. more

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Food and Agriculture Competition Roundtable

Date: December 7, 2018, 9am-5pm

Location: UW Law School

Posted November 2018

The American Antitrust Institute (AAI) and the University of Wisconsin Law School are pleased to present Food and Agriculture at a Crossroads: Setting Competition Priorities to Protect Producers, Consumers and the Supply Chain. The day will feature three panels on topics that have important implications for competition enforcement and policy. Experts in antitrust and regulation from government, industry, advocacy and university perspectives will examine market competition issues that affect farmers, the agricultural industry and consumers.

For details and free registration, visit the event website.

Event co-hosted by Wisconsin Farmers Union, Family Farm Defenders and the Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems.