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Ride to Farm benefit for WI School for Beginning Dairy and Livestock Farmers

June 2, 2012 @ 7:45 AM - 5:00 PM

| $75

Ride to Farm is a bicycle ride to raise awareness and funds for the Wisconsin School for Beginning Dairy and Livestock Farmers (WSBDF). Retiring farmers are leaving farming at a much faster rate than new farmers are starting. Our school meets the critical need to train, mentor, and support Wisconsin’s next generation of dairy and livestock farmer stewards who will work to ensure the availability of local food and healthy rural communities. Our dairy and livestock seminar emphasizes low-capital, environmentally friendly, grass-based dairy farming. About 400 students have attended the school and more than 75 percent of its graduates are farming today!

Donations will go to support WSBDF and be used in a variety of ways, including:

  • Tuition scholarships and internship expenses
  • Scholarships for student travel to conferences
  • Honoraria for farmers who help teach this course
  • Long-term support for the school through its endowment at the UW-Madison

Donations will go to the University of Wisconsin Foundation and are tax deductible. Donations of any amount are welcome and can be made to individual riders and teams, or you can make a General Donation.

The Wisconsin School for Beginning Dairy and Livestock Farmers is sponsored by the Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems and the Farm and Industry Short Course, both within the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, UW-Madison.

 

 

REGISTRATION and ride details located here ; http://www.ridetofarm.dojiggy.com/

Details

Date:
June 2, 2012
Time:
7:45 AM - 5:00 PM
Cost:
$75
Event Category:

Venue

Goodland County Park - Shelter #2
2862 Waubesa Avenue, Madison, WI 53711 United States

Organizer

Unnamed Organizer
Website:
http://www.ridetofarm.dojiggy.com/

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