2018 Organic Vegetable Production Conference

February 2nd and 3rd Alliant Energy Center, Madison, WI Registration and Event Information The inaugural 2017 conference brought together 200 participants from around the Midwest and beyond.  This year’s conference will feature farmer panels on cauliflower, cucumbers, tomatoes, strawberries, and niche hoop house crops.  There will also be interactive sessions on labor recruitment, equipment for […]

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Avian Influenza and Steps to Take to Protect Your Flock

Avian Influenza has been found on poultry farms in four counties around Wisconsin; the closest being Jefferson County, where two farms have tested positive for the disease. Since this is a highly contagious disease and because of its proximity to Dane County, poultry producers and small flock owners should be concerned and take steps to protect their birds. […]

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USDA Unveils the Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food Compass

New Web Resource Maps USDA Support for Local and Regional Food Projects, Highlights Business Opportunities for Farmers, Ranchers and Growers  WASHINGTON, Feb. 29, 2012- Today, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Agriculture Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan unveiled the Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food (KYF) Compass, an interactive web-based document and map highlighting USDA support for […]

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Community Food Systems Indicators Now Available

UW Extension’s Center for Community & Economic Development has released an initial set of community food systems indicators.  The indicators provide a look at how Wisconsin as a state and its counties are faring in food systems development including: an overall look at how local foods fit into the agricultural economy, direct marketing (CSA and farmers […]

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County Releases Report on Path to Regional Local Foods Hub

Facility Would Create Jobs, Provide Increased Revenue for Farm Families   Dane County Executive Joe Parisi announced the publication of a new report outlining the benefits of, and a path to, a regional local foods facility in Dane County that could create local jobs, reinvest millions in the county’s economy, and increase sales for family […]

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