Crops and Livestock


Agroecology Barn Dance

Date: October 14, 2017, 6:30-10:30pm
Location: Cates Family Farm, Spring Green, WI

CIAS Harvest Dinner 2017

Date: October 29, 2017, 5:30pm
Location: University Club, UW-Madison

Edible Startup Summit

Date: November 17-18, 2017
Location: American Family Center, 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

Grass Clippings: August 2008

Posted August 2008


Grass Clippings features grazing research from the University of Wisconsin and beyond. In this issue:

  • Orchardgrass, tall fescue, and meadow fescue response to nitrogen rate
  • Meadow fescue in the Driftless Region, part two
  • Influence of fertility on pasture species diversity, yield and quality, part two
  • From the files of yesteryear: Making reed canarygrass seed more available in Wisconsin

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