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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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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Savanna Institute’s Perennial Farm Gathering

Date: December 6-7, 2019

Location: Sinsinawa Mound Center, Dubuque, IA

Posted October 2019

This year’s Perennial Farm Gathering will feature keynote speaker Reginaldo Haslett-Marroquín (President and CEO of Regenerative Agriculture Alliance), panels and workshops with Midwest agroforestry experts, perennial food and beverage tastings, and the ever-popular 5-minute Nutshell Show & Tell talks, which are open to all attendees. Session topics will include chestnut, hazelnut, and elderberry production, silvopasture, financing perennial agriculture, land access and land tenure agreements, online marketing, beneficial insects and more!

At the Perennial Farm Gathering, you’ll get to:

  • make connections with other perennial farmers, researchers and enthusiasts
  • get the latest research and crop information from experts in agroforestry
  • share your experiences with agroforestry and perennial agriculture
  • enjoy live music and perennial snacks and beverages

For more information, visit the conference website.