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 the Wisconsin Idea: Science is not “Neutral”

Date: June 14, 2018, 5:30pm

Location: Wisconsin Historical Society Auditorium

Posted June 2018

Join CIAS for the sixth talk in the Food and the Wisconsin Idea’s 2018 series. Ricardo Salvador, senior scientist and director of the Food and Environment Program at the Union of Concerned Scientists, will present “Science is not ‘neutral’ — Why science is inherently political: The case of Agroecology.” Dr. Salvador is working to transition our current food system into one that grows healthy foods while employing sustainable and socially equitable practices. Part of the Joint Annual Meeting of the Agriculture, Food, and Human Values Society and the Association for the Study of Food and Society, this keynote address is free and open to the public. For more information on this talk, and past presentations in this series, see the Food and the Wisconsin Idea website.