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

more events


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

more madness

Hard Cider Apple Grafting Workshop

Date: Saturday, April 21, 1-4pm

Location: DC Smith Greenhouse, UW-Madison

Posted February 2018

FREE Hard Cider Apple Grafting Workshop, organized by the UW-Madison Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems and led by Amaya Atucha, Horticulture Department, and local apple growers

No prior experience required! All attendees will have the opportunity to take home grafted root stock to plant and grow following the workshop. The available cider apple scion was chosen based on preferred flavor profiles.

Advance registration is required. More details will follow in an email following registration.

Free parking is available across the street from the DC Smith greenhouse.

Register here: