We teach, learn, lead and serve, connecting people with the University of Wisconsin, and engaging with them in transforming lives and communities.

Google+ CFS Community

Google+ can be a bit overwhelming with lots of unwanted content so make sure you go directly to the CFSCOP’s google+ community page to view just CFS-related posts. https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/115505504089238116832 And please use this platform to share your own programs and projects or to ask questions with other CFSCOP members.

Milw emerging farmer program

UW-Extension’s Wisconsin Emerging Farmer Program

Milwaukee County UW-Extension has maintained community gardens throughout the region since 1972. In 2014, nearly 1,250 community garden plots were rented at 10 different sites on nearly 75 acres of land. In addition to managing community garden sites across Milwaukee County, Milwaukee County UW-Extension also coordinates The Wisconsin Emerging Farmer Program, which offers four urban […]


Spotlight on CFS: the Food System Equity and Empowerment Lens

Join the UW-Extension Community Food Systems Community of Practice Spotlight Series on Tuesday July 28 to learn about an exciting new Food Justice Tool: the Food System Equity and Empowerment Lens and how you put it to use in your county. Title: Spotlight on Food Justice Tool: the Food System Equity and Empowerment Lens Presenters: Lexa Dundore, Dane […]


Edible Startup Summit and Edible Extended Event

Turn your food business dream into a reality by attending the Edible Startup Summit & Edible Extended Workshop August 24-26, 2015 in Madison. Hosted in partnership by the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection’s (DATCP) Buy Local Buy Wisconsin program, Dane County UW-Extension, and Edible Startup Summit, this three day event will give […]


Community Food System Action Toolkit Soft Release – YOUR INPUT NEEDED

The Community & Regional Food Systems (CRFS) Project is excited to announce the soft release of its Community Food System Toolkit to UW Extension staff and partners. This toolkit is a curated collection of action-oriented resources that can support a variety of community food system planning, implementation and evaluation activities from small-scale vegetable production to […]


2015 CFS Whole Measures Mini-Grant Program

The 2015 CFS Whole Measures Mini-Grant Program is now requesting proposals. UW-Cooperative Extension educators working with an existing or new interdisciplinary community food systems project are eligible and encouraged to apply for the 2015 Community Food System Whole Measures Mini Grants Program.  Applicants need not be existing team members.  Funded projects will receive support with […]


Spotlight on CFS: EBT at Farmers Markets

Join the UW-Extension Community Food Systems Community of Practice on Tuesday May 26 to learn more about EBT at farmers markets. Title: EBT at Farmers Markets Presenters: Amber Canto, UW-Extension Family Living Poverty and Food Security Specialist Rachel Glaza, UW-Extension Family Living Associate Outreach Specialist and Graduate Project Assistant Kristin Krokowski, UW-Extension Waukesha County Commercial […]


2015 USDA February Grant Writing Basics

The 2015 USDA February Grant Writing Basics webinar recording (webinar series 6) is now available at the following link- http://nifa.usda.gov/resource/usda-grant-writing-webinar-series-partnership-stakeholders One of the presenters was Margaret Krome of the Michael Fields Agricultural Institute who gets rave reviews for her Grant Writing workshops.   If there are any questions about accessing the webinar, please contact: Denis […]