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 transdisciplinary, participatory, systems-oriented approaches to address emerging challenges in production agriculture and food systems.
How human and natural systems interact on the farm.
Including farm viability and beginner farmers, labor, soil health, grazing, cover crops, and emerging crops.
Explore Farming Systems
Businesses and people involved in wholesale markets and moving food to people.
Including food transportation, farm to institution, dairy supply management, and local and regional food systems.
Initiatives where CIAS is involved in the latest innovations in sustainable food and farming.
Including Organics, Grassland 2.0, Agriculture of the Middle, and other current research topics.
Other CIAS Work
The Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems has a long history of research and information that support many types of agriculture including crop and animal farming, and cutting edge research from graduate students.
Including cover crops, grain, fruits, soil and more.
Cutting edge student research on farming and food systems.Explore Student Research
Including poultry, beef, dairy, other livestock, and grazing.
Want to learn more? There are a variety of professional development opportunities for motivated individuals to learn from experienced growers and University specialists about starting a sustainable farm business. There are also Madison campus opportunities for students to earn degrees and certificates, and participate in student organizations.Explore learning opportunities
- Mar 29
- 6:00 PM Alley Cropping With Hazelnuts
- Apr 13
- 6:00 PM Fruit and Nut Compass Tool
- May 5
- 1:00 PM Rhythms of the Land film screening A Love Story of Land and Family