EVENTS

Permaculture Open Space Weekend

Date: July 29-30, 2017
Location: Elsewhere Farm, Herbster, WI
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Farm and Sea Conservation Dinner: Michael Fields Agricultural Institute

Date: August 25, 2017, 6-8pm
Location: Michael Fields, East Troy, 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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The Agroecological Imagination

Posted July 2015

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On June 14, CIAS welcomed 49 guests to exchange ideas and develop collaborative efforts at a unique conference: The Agroecological Imagination: a Franco-American Exchange. Participants included researchers, farmers and students from the U.S., France and Belgium. This conference began with a field trip to some of the most interesting sustainable and organic farms in Wisconsin. For the next three days, participants discussed agroecology research, education and theory, initiated joint projects, and learned from the experiences of colleagues working in diverse places and cultures. The conference ended on June 17th with participants agreeing to work on the creation of an international professional society for agroecologists.