CIAS Receives Wisconsin Idea Grant for Local Food
The UW-Madison Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems has been awarded a grant from the Ira and Ineva Reilly Baldwin Wisconsin Idea Endowment that will help feed Wisconsin’s growing appetite for locally grown food. The project will look at tackling distribution challenges that make it difficult to get more regionally grown food into mainstream grocery chains. Building markets for food grown in our region can potentially reinvigorate rural communities and improve farm profitability.
The Ira and Ineva Reilly Baldwin Wisconsin Idea Endowment is a unique gift to the University of Wisconsin-Madison that is designed to involve faculty, staff, and students, and to honor the Baldwins” pioneering leadership in extending the talent, knowledge, and resources of the campus to the people of the state, the nation, and the world.
For details about this project and other 2008 Baldwin Awards, read this UW-Madison news release:
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