For more information, help with ingredients, or to sign up, visit: go.wisc.edu/635g7i
Planning a small business growing and selling fresh vegetables? Join us for the 2019 Wisconsin School for Beginning Market Growers, January 11-13. Registration is now open! A limited number of scholarships are available. Click here for more information or to register or contact John Hendrickson (email@example.com)
Public Roundtable: December 7, 2018, UW-Madison Law School
The American Antitrust Institute (AAI) and the University of Wisconsin Law School are pleased to present the competition roundtable Food and Agriculture at a Crossroads: Setting Competition Priorities to Protect Producers, Consumers, and the Supply Chain. The roundtable will take up major competition policy issues involving concentrated food and agriculture markets, their interconnections to the broader national and global supply chains, and strategies for improving competition. The roundtable will begin with a briefing on the state of competition in food and agriculture, with a focus on gaps in the law or legal doctrine that makes developing competition policy particularly difficult. The day will feature three panels on topics that have important implications for competition enforcement and policy. Experts in antitrust and regulation from government, industry, advocacy, and academia will frame major competitive issues through the lens of different stakeholder and enforcement perspectives. The morning and afternoon discussions will each close with a roundtable session that gives participants the opportunity to react to and candidly discuss themes, issues, and policy recommendations for competition enforcement.
The roundtables are entitled:
Squeezed From Both Ends: Seller Market Power, Powerful Buyers, and Protecting the Producer
The Consumer and Food Sovereignty: Rising Concentration and Its Effects on Food Prices, Choice, and Quality
Food Supply Chains: Integration, Globalization, and What it Means for Competition and Stability
Registration is free for the December 7th event at the Law School, but required. For more information and to register, go to: https://www.antitrustinstitute.org/event/2018foodagrountable/
Family Farm Defenders, Wisconsin Farmers Union, the UW Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems and other partners are organizing a reception and community panel for the night before the Roundtable, December 6, 2018, tentatively at the Wisconsin Institutes of Discovery Town Center, 7-9pm. No registration for this event is required.
Join other dairy farmers and coops on August 13 to advance solutions to the dairy crisis. There is a bus leaving from Wisconsin, full of dairy farmers. The bus will stop along the way for media opportunities and to pick up attendees in Michigan, Ohio, and Pennsylvania.
Want to learn about
WINE and WINEMAKING?
University of Wisconsin – Madison HORT 375.001-Discovering the World of Wines and Vines (21+ only; 2 credits)
Moore Hall room 128 MW 5:00-7:30 pm
Open to students and the general public!
The conference is only weeks away. We look forward to working with you to transform agriculture! For more information, go to: http://campaign.r20.constantcontact.com/render?m=1107063766792&ca=4496db98-96d9-495b-a58a-295257cca12a
Join Iowa County’s Uplands Farmer-led watershed group for a cover crops farm tour and seafood lunch
- 9am Fazenda Boa Terra produce farm (Lidia Dungue and John Middleton) 6580 State Rd 23, Spring Green
- 10:15am Walk to Michael Dollans’ inter-seeded cover crops, State Rd 23
- 11:15am Uplands Cheese dairy farm (Scott and Illana Mericka and Andy and Caitlin Hatch), 5023 State Rd 23 N, Dodgeville
The farm tour will be followed by lunch at Uplands Cheese Farm.
Come discuss cover crop practices for fresh market produce, grain and dairy systems. See no-till drilling irrigation, manure management, and other strategies to conserve soil and nutrients. Then enjoy brats and seafood caught by fishermen in the Gulf – whose challenges with nutrient build-up and biological die-off in the Gulf Dead Zone we seek to help through out conservation practices.
There is no fee, but please RSVP by Thursday, October 5 at http://bit.ly/covercroptourlunch or contacting Margaret Krome, Michael Fields Agricultural Institute (608) 283-1440, firstname.lastname@example.org or Gene Schriefer, Iowa County Extension (608) 930-9850.
Co-sponsored by: MFAI, Dairy Grazing Apprenticeship, Iowa County Farm Bureau, Iowa County Land Conservation Department, The McKnight Foundation, MOSES, Organic Valley, Savanna Institute, Southwest Badger RC&D, UW Extension, DATCP, UW-CIAS