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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


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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Values-Based Food Supply Chain Case Study: Full Circle

Posted October 2013

Full Circle is an organic farm to table delivery service based in western Washington that grows, sources and distributes fresh produce to West Coast communities on a subscription basis. Full Circle delivers produce from California to Alaska and employs more than 250 people. Their original network of Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) members and farmers’ market and restaurant customers has grown to over 16,500 regular customers in four states. Products are sourced from 430 acres of certified organic land on the Full Circle Farm in Carnation, Washington, as well as from an expanding network of organic farms and distributors and artisan food producers from different growing regions.

Full Circle case study (PDF)
Full Circle Research Brief (PDF)