The Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems (CIAS) is a sustainable agriculture and food systems research center in the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
CIAS fosters transdisciplinary inquiry and supports a range of research, outreach and professional development opportunities. It brings together university faculty, students, farmers, policy makers and other practitioners to study relationships between farming practices and profitability, the structure of the food system, the environment, and rural vitality.
Because CIAS was created to build sustainable agriculture and food systems research programs that respond to farmer and citizen needs, relationships are at the core of everything we do. Join our network!
Examples of how the Center For Integrated Agricultural Systems fulfills the Wisconsin Idea, bridging UW-Madison and the rest of Wisconsin.