Posted on April 18, 2023
Grassland and managed grazing policy review
Perennial grasslands, including prairie and pasture, have declined with tremendous environmental and social costs. This decline reflects unequal policy support for grasslands and managed grazing […]
Posted on February 6, 2023
Just Transitions report and webinar
Wondering how managed livestock grazing can contribute to justice in the food system? There is a growing call to transform the U.S. food system so […]
Posted on August 11, 2022
Call for sustainable agriculture preproposals
The USDA’s North Central Region-Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (NCR-SARE) program released its annual call for Research and Education Grant Preproposals, available online at http://www.northcentralsare.org/Grants/Our-Grant-Programs/Research-and-Education The […]
Posted on August 10, 2022
ESA honors Gratton
Claudio Gratton, CIAS Faculty Associate, was named 2022 Entomological Science of America Fellow for his work on the landscape ecology and conservation of beneficial insects […]
Posted on May 27, 2022
Ride to Farm 2022!
Join us for a beautiful 100k, or half-day, ride in Green County on June 4th, 2022. Our 18th Annual Ride to Farm event will start […]
Posted on September 4, 2020
Composting Manure and Bedding Reduces Potential Soil and Phosphorus Loss (CIAS Research Brief 102)
Their study found that composting is a viable way to reduce phosphorus runoff losses from livestock operations with bedded pack manure.
Posted on August 27, 2019
How Does Organic Management on Dairy Farms Affect Pastures and Soils?
UW-Madison researchers explored whether limitations on the inputs allowed in organic farming may result in differences in plant-soil dynamics compared to conventional dairy operations, necessitating different grazing techniques. They found relevant scientific literature to be scarce.
Posted on March 28, 2019
Comparing Greenhouse Gas Emissions of Dairy Systems (CIAS Research Brief #101)
Calculating greenhouse gas emissions of different farming systems is complex, and the results of each study depend on the geographic area considered and specific assumptions about management.
Posted on May 3, 2018
Analysis of Water Quality Impact of Windrow Composting
Composting is an ancient and cost-effective way to speed the decomposition of manure by piling it in rows and turning it regularly to aerate. For the last two years, three members of Yahara Pride Farms have been working with UW-Madison to determine whether composting can lead to reductions in phosphorus (P) runoff loads from their farms.
Posted on February 28, 2017
Organic Agriculture in Wisconsin: 2017 Status Report
Wisconsin is a national leader in organic agriculture. Wisconsin had 1,334 organic farms in 2015, nearly doubling over the last 10 years. This puts our state in a good position to participate in the growing market for organic food, both in the U.S. and across the globe.
Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems
University of Wisconsin-Madison