The Center for Integrated Agriculture Systems offers a range of training and educational opportunities for motivated individuals to learn from experienced growers and University specialists about starting a sustainable farm business.
A three-day workshop for people wanting to start an orchard business. Understand the business from site selection, land preparation, selecting varieties, maintenance, marketing, sales, management and more.Midwest school for beginning apple growers
Learn production and business practices of urban and peri-urban farming: land access, resource management, annual and perennial cropping systems, animal agriculture, with an emphasis on food justice and social equity.School for
A two-day workshop designed to help new and beginning growers learn the ins-and-outs of producing and marketing cut flowers. Topics including variety selection, seed starting, planting, harvesting and more.Wisconsin Cut Flowers Growers School
The introductory edge you need to succeed in the pasture-based dairy and livestock business. It is the only program of its kind in the nation, and your best resource for an education in pasture-based dairy and livestock farming.Wisconsin School for Beginning Dairy and Livestock Farmers
Serving new and beginning farmers of fresh market produce growers, emphasizing organic methods and direct marketing. Topics include fertility management, greenhouse use, season extension, and equipment needs.Wisconsin School for Beginning Market Growers
Teaching organic dairy farmers how to manage their pasture acreage can enhance their success and profitability.Organic pasture management and soil health training
Toward a Sustainable Agriculture
A curriculum for high school students developed by the University of Wisconsin-Madison Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems.
Educators are welcome to adapt and reproduce sections of the curriculum for non-commercial use.Access Toward a Sustainable Agriculture curriculum