Local and Regional Food

EVENTS

Grazing Farm Tours

Date: Thursday, May 25, 9:30am
Location: Spring Green, 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


DIRECTOR'S BLOG

UW-Madison Highlights Partnership with Stoney Acres Farm

Kat Becker and Tony Schultz, who own and operate Stoney Acres Farm in Marathon County, are featured in a UW-Madison campaign to show how partnerships with citizens and businesses are furthering the Wisconsin Idea in each of the state's 72 counties. more

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Price Tags/Cost Tags

Posted February 2012

hamburger

If the price of our food reflected the environmental, social and health costs of food production…we’d pay a lot more for it. The Price Tags/Cost Tags describe many of the hidden costs of commonly eaten foods and encourage eaters to seek out more sustainable alternatives.

Perfect for direct marketing enterprises, food co-ops and CSA bags, the series includes cost tags ranging from hamburgers to apples to beer.

Check out our recently updated Price Tags/Cost Tags:

apples, chicken, dairy products, eggs, strawberries

and also hamburger, potatoes, sweet corn and tomatoes.

Other Price Tags/Cost Tags:

beer, coffee, soda pop and water.

A companion piece, the Power Eater’s Guide to Organic and Sustainable Food, provides background information on sustainable eating.

The Price Tags/Cost Tags and Power Eater’s Guide are saved as PDF files. Once downloaded, they can be photocopied onto heavy paper or cardstock for distribution. Note that there are two tags per page, and they need to be cut in half (each tag is 4.25″ wide x 11″ tall). Please feel free to copy and distribute them freely!

The Price Tags/Cost Tags were developed with support from the College of Agriculture, Food, and Environmental Sciences at UW-River Falls and the Food Routes Network.