CIAS Sustainable Agriculture Organizations
Lawrence F. London, Jr.
Title: Wisconsin Sustainable Agriculture Organizations
Program on Agricultural Technology Studies (PATS) formerly known as Agricultural Technology and Family Farm Institute (ATFFI)
PATS studies the impact of agricultural technology and policy
on family farming in Wisconsin. It conducts the only program
of farm household research in the state, and publishes research on its findings. The institute
conducts work on technology
assessment, as well, and has extensive experience with outreach
to farm communities.
PATS and CIAS act as partners on a variety of projects, including
farm entry and exit programs, technology assessment, communications,
and research on management intensive rotational grazing.
Fred Buttel, director
University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1450 Linden Dr., Rm 146, Madison, WI 53706
Phone: (608) 265-2908
Visit the PATS Website.
Center for Rural Affairs
A private, nonprofit organization that sponsors a diverse program
for rural communities and works to advance a vision of rural America
through research, education, advocacy, organizing, and leadership
P.O. Box 406, Walthill, Nebraska 68067-0406
Phone: (402) 846-5428
FAX (402) 846-5420
Churches Center for Land and People
An ecumenical organization serving the tri-state Wisconsin, Iowa,
and Illinois area, CCLP offers workshops, trainings, retreats,
field days, and other activities to enhance, celebrate, and affirm
rural life and day-to-day ministry. Sponsors of the annual Rural
Sr. Miriam Brown
General Delivery, Sinsinawa, WI 53824
Phone: (608) 748-4411 x805
Consortium for Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education
Sponsored by the Center for Rural Affairs and the Center for Integrated
Agricultural Systems, CSARE is a national consortium of researchers,
farmers, educators, advocates, and others that facilitates cooperation
and collaboration about sustainable agriculture and food system
issues. CSARE publishes a quarterly newsletter, Consortium News.
University of Wisconsin, 1450 Linden Dr., Room 146, Madison, WI 53706
Phone: (608) 265-6483
Center for Rural Affairs, W5706 County Rd D, Montello, WI 53949
Phone: (608) 589-5890
Farmers Assistance Program
A program of the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and
Consumer Protection (DATCP) that provides assistance and resources to
farmers about financial and legal issues, employment, training,
mediation, health care, and other concerns affecting farm families.
Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection
P.O. Box 8911, Madison, WI 53708-8911
Phone: (800) 942-2474
Land Stewardship Project
A Minnesota-based non-profit organization, LSP renews the ethic
and practice of farmland stewardship and develops and promotes
sustainable (environmentally sound, economically profitable,
family-farm based, and socially just) agriculture.
14758 Ostlund Trail, Marine on St. Croix, MN 55047
Phone: (612) 433-2770
Michael Fields Agricultural Institute
An independent center devoted to developing sustainable agriculture
through research, education, and technical assistance to farmers.
W12493 County Road ES, East Troy, WI 43120
Phone: (414) 642-3303
Nutrient and Pest Management
Sponsors of statewide on-farm demonstrations of practices to improve
water quality and soil health, including manure management, nitrogen
crediting, and lower-input pest management. NPM works with
farmers across Wisconsin and has an extensive collection of published
materials, including BMPs, pesticide and nutrient application
charts, nitrogen crediting tools, and more.
Larry Binning and Jeff Wyman, co-directors
University of Wisconsin-Extension, 1575 Linden Drive, Madison, WI 53706
Phone: (608) 262-5200
Wisconsin Rural Development Center
A Wisconsin center whose mission is to encourage an agricultural
system based on small and medium-sized family operated farms,
protect natural resources, and foster culturally, socially, and
economically healthy rural communities.
Bill Wenzel, director
1406 Business Hwy. 18/151E, Mount Horeb, WI 53572
Phone: (608) 437-5971
Wisconsin Farmland Conservancy
A local non-profit organization dedicated to land conservation
and the support of family farms and small towns in rural Wisconsin.
P.O. Box 353, Suite 307, M & I Bank Plaza, Menomonie, WI 54751
Phone: (715) 235-8850
FAX: (715) 235-8910
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