EVENTS

Agroecology Barn Dance

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

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

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



Grassfed, Organic Meat and Eggs focus of Summer Citizens Advisory Council Meeting

Posted August 2016

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The CIAS Citizens Advisory Council met on July 25 at council member Tom Lutsey’s farm near Bailey’s Harbor, WI. Tom, his family and his staff raise certified organic beef, heritage pork and poultry at Waseda Farms. They also have almost two acres of produce. Their cattle graze on more than three hundred acres of pasture, and the farm has a state-of-the-art cattle handling system designed and developed by Temple Grandin and Mark Deesing. Waseda Farms has two retail locations: a small on-farm store and a larger store in De Pere.

Thank you to everyone who journeyed to Door County for this meeting!