Farm to Fork

EVENTS

Food and the Wisconsin Idea

Date: September 20, 2017, 3-5pm
Location: Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery, UW-Madison
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CIAS Harvest Dinner 2017

Date: October 29, 2017, 5:30pm
Location: University Club, UW-Madison
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Edible Startup Summit

Date: November 17-18, 2017
Location: American Family Center, Madison, 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



The College Food Project: Economic Impact

Posted July 2001

UW-Madison’s Memorial Union caters food for many events on campus, including large summer conferences. In July 2001, the Union served four mostly organic and locally grown meals to 1,000 plant scientists at the Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions Congress. Here is a budget for the local food served at that event:

Farm or Farmer Cooperative Location Food Supplied Price
Wisconsin Pasturelands Coop of pastured meat producers in southern Wisconsin Chicken and beef

$3,250.41

Homegrown Wisconsin Coop of 20 organic farmers in southern Wisconsin Vegetables and eggs

2,694.25

Spicer Family Farms Avoca, Wisconsin Strawberries and rhubarb

845.00

Cherokee Bison Farms Colby, Wisconsin Bison

604.05

Cedar Grove Cheese Plain, Wisconsin Cheese

282.80

Rushing Waters Palmyra, Wisconsin Smoked trout

261.76

Organic Valley Coop of over 200 organic farmers, based in LaFarge, Wisconsin Pork, turkey, dairy

1,425.44

Blue Farm Janesville, Wisconsin Corn chips
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Scenic Valley Jersey Cheese Darlington, Wisconsin Cheese
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Schickert’s Mushrooms Campbellsport, Wisconsin

119.00

Total income generated for Wisconsin farmers

$9,482.81