EVENTS

Whose Food, Whose Land? Conversation on Global Food Sovereignty

Date: November 12, 2019, 7-8:30pm
Location: DeLuca Forum, Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery, UW-Madison
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Green Lands Blue Waters Conference

Date: November 19-20, 2019
Location: Graduate Hotel, Minneapolis
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Savanna Institute’s Perennial Farm Gathering

Date: December 6-7, 2019
Location: Sinsinawa Mound Center, Dubuque, IA
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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


MARKET FARM MADNESS

Announcing the 2019 Market Farm Madness Champion!

Hoophouse is your 2019 Market Farm Madness champion! They withstood high winds, late snow storms and controversy over cost share payments to win the tournament. more

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Green Lands Blue Waters Conference

Date: November 19-20, 2019

Location: Graduate Hotel, Minneapolis

Posted October 2019

THEME: OVER, UNDER, THROUGH to CLC – strong partners, new allies, and fresh perspectives moving continuous living cover (CLC) farming forward.

The way we farm can be the solution to big challenges: climate, water, wildlife, vibrant rural communities.

Attendees at our previous GLBW conference dug deep into robust discussions, highlighting major barriers to increasing CLC across the agricultural landscape: markets and economic drivers, policy, research and information gaps, systems factors, and the most mentioned hurdle: mindset and message—human inertia stuck in the status quo.

Farming now faces new norms with chaotic weather, economic uncertainty, social divisions, and increasing pressure to deliver both quality products and environmental benefits. Collaborative solutions are more important than ever, and the benefits of continuous living cover farming go way beyond the farm gate.

At this year’s conference, learn how grounded champions who have worked for decades to change agricultural paradigms are collaborating with the next generation of agricultural leaders and new allies in creative partnerships to break (or not break) new ground, keeping our soil and our communities rooted as we endeavor to create a resilient agriculture. Plan to come away lifted by the voices of many determined allies moving this important work forward, together.

For more information, visit the conference website.