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Food systems

Research, news, and practices from the Center for Integrated Agriculture Systems about resources related to the inputs, production, transport, retailing, and consumption of food as well as their impacts on the environment, health, and society.

Types of food systems


Food in a box to go

Bridging the space between the farm and institutions including farm-to-school, farm-to-business and more.

About farm-to-institution
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Food transportation

Milk truck transporting milk

The transport of food from producer to consumer – commonly perceived as the environmental footprint of foods.

About food transportation
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Dairy supply management

Dairy cows in front of a barn

How consumers can rely on a steady supply of dairy products and how dairy farmers can retain a secure stream of revenue.

About dairy supply management

Local/regional food systems and supply chains

How to integrate sustainable food production, processing, distribution, consumption, and waste management to enhance the environmental, and economic health of a particular area.

Local foods at a farmers market About local and regional food systems and supply chains
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Driftless Region Food and Farm Project

Highlighting the work of farmers, supply chain businesses, consumers and organizations who create the local food system in the four-state Driftless Region including Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, and Illinois.

View of the Driftless Region of Wisconsin About the Driftless Region Food & Farm Project


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Research and publications