Dairy

EVENTS

Grant Programs and Financial Options for Farmers and Food Entrepreneurs: Marshfield

Date: September 17, 2019
Location: Marshfield Ag Research Station
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Principles of Managed Grazing on Organic Dairy Farms

Date: September 24, 2019, 9:30am-3:15pm
Location: Random Lake, WI
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Grant Programs and Financial Options for Farmers and Food Entrepreneurs: Iowa County

Date: September 26, 2019
Location: Iowa County Health and Human Services Building, Dodgeville, 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


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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Pastures of plenty: Financial performance of Wisconsin grazing dairy farms

Posted February 2005

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Farms using managed grazing typically produce less milk per cow than confinement farms. However, a series of economic studies in Wisconsin and elsewhere show that, for many dairy farmers, the savings they realize using managed grazing more than offsets the loss in milk revenues due to lower production. These studies show that grazing farms are economically competitive with confinement operations. This report details some of the principal findings of this economic research.

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