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Ride to Farm is a fundraiser for the Wisconsin School for Beginning Dairy and Livestock Farmers. For 22 years, the school has helped new farmers get the information and experience they need to succeed. The program provides classroom instruction, on-farm internships, mentoring and business plan development. About 475 students have attended the school and more than 75% of its graduates are farming.

The program emphasizes low-capital, grass-based dairy farming. Using managed grazing, grass-based dairy farms can be environmentally sound while providing a good life for farm families. The School 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 at UW-Madison.

Gifts received will be used in a variety of ways, including:

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

You can learn more about the Wisconsin School for Beginning Dairy and Livestock Farmers here.

If you have questions about donating to the School for Beginning Dairy and Livestock Farmers, please contact school director Dick Cates or Jodi Wickham with the UW Foundation.

Thank you for supporting Ride to Farm and the School for Beginning Dairy and Livestock Farmers!

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Donations and Comments

  • James

    about a week ago

    Let's hope for better riding conditions next year.....

  • Anonymous

    about 3 months ago


Event Information

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Ride to Farm 2020
Sunday November 1, 2020 at 07:45 AM