Examples of how the Center For Integrated Agricultural Systems fulfills the Wisconsin Idea, bridging UW-Madison and the rest of Wisconsin.
Current research topics
Research is central to our mission. We apply multidisciplinary, participatory, systems-oriented approaches to address emerging challenges in production agriculture and the food system.
How farm resources are assembled within the environment.
Including farm viability and beginner farmers, labor, soil health, grazing, cover crops, and emerging crops.Explore Farming Systems
All of the interactions and people involved along the food value chain.
Including food transportation, farm to institution, dairy supply management, and local and regional systems.Explore Food systems
Initiatives where CIAS is involved in the latest innovations in the farm industry.
Including Organics, Grassland 2.0, Agriculture of the Middle, and other current research topics.Explore our Partnered Programs
Other CIAS work
The Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems has a long history of research and information that support a variety of agriculture including crop and animal farming.
Including cover crops, grain, fruits, soil and more.Explore crops
Including poultry, beef, dairy, other livestock, and grazing.Explore livestock
Training and learning opportunities
Want to learn more? There are a variety of opportunities for motivated individuals to learn from experienced growers and University specialists about starting a sustainable farm business.Explore training and learning opportunities