EVENTS

2017 Wisconsin Hazelnut Field Day

Date: August 17, 2017, 10am-12:30pm
Location: Spooner Ag Research Station
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OGrain Field Day: Adding Organic to Large-Scale Farms

Date: August 24, 2017, 9am-3pm
Location: Wallendal Farms, Grand Marsh, WI
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UW Organic Vegetable Variety Trials Field Day

Date: August 24, 2017, 2-5:30pm
Location: West Madison Ag Research Station
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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 Middle Way: Metropolitan Foodsheds, Regional Economy and Resilience

Posted March 2016

CIAS Associate Director Michelle Miller was invited to speak at the Weston Roundtable, a lecture series on the UW-Madison campus designed to promote a robust understanding of sustainability science, engineering and policy. Her talk was based on a journal article she co-authored with Laura Lengnick (author of Resilient Agriculture) and Gerry Marten (Director of the EcoTippingPoints.org project), published in the Journal of Environmental Studies and Science. They suggest that sustainable agriculture and the regional economic infrastructure necessary to move food to market offer a middle way to optimize food system efficiencies and resilience concurrently.

You can listen to the presentation here. (Fast forward six minutes to get to the beginning of the presentation.)

The Weston Roundtable lecture series co-sponsored by the Center for Sustainability and the Global Environment (SAGE), the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the Office of Sustainability.