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Our Work

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.

Farming Systems

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How farm resources are assembled within the environment. 

Including farm viability and beginner farmers, labor, soil health, grazing, cover crops, and emerging crops.

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Food Systems

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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.

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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.

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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.


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Including cover crops, grain, fruits, soil and more.

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Including poultry, beef, dairy, other livestock, and grazing.

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Training and learning opportunities

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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.

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