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The Wisconsin School for Beginning Dairy and Livestock Farmers: Keeping the Dream of Farming Alive

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CIAS Mini-Grants Support Graduate Student Research in Sustainable Agriculture

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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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Market Farm Madness: Championship Match-up!

Posted April 2019

Spreadsheets excelled throughout the tournament, but too many errors doomed them against the mighty Hoophouse: 63% to 37%

The Walk-in Cooler waltzes into the Championship Game after freezing out the Wheel Hoe: 75% to 25%.

Who will win the final match-up between these two well-structured tools? Hoophouse enters on a hot streak but Walk-in Cooler has had ice water in their veins and shows no sign of cold shooting. The two tools are taking divergent approaches in preparation for the final game. Our reporter at the team hotel confirms that the Walk-in Cooler is insulating itself against the fan and media onslaught, while the Hoophouse is rolling up its sides and inviting fans to come inside and jump on the beds.

It is time to crown a champion…Vote now!

Bracket with results