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CIAS Harvest Dinner 2017
UW-Madison University Club
Madison, WI
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CIAS Harvest Dinner 2017
Join us for an evening celebrating local food and sustainable agriculture in Wisconsin. Delicious appetizers and a three-course meal will feature ingredients sourced from Wisconsin farms. Keynote speaker Chris Holman (pictured at left), Nami Moon Farms, will speak about Changing Seasons, Changing Climate. Additionally, the Nicaraguan dance troupe Las Hijas del Maiz will perform.

5:30-6:15pm: Reception with appetizers and cash bar
6:15-8pm: Dinner, dessert and presentations

The Harvest Dinner is a benefit for the Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems (CIAS) at UW-Madison. Funds raised through this event will support CIAS research, farmer training and outreach on sustainable farming and food. If you can't attend the Harvest Dinner but wish to donate to CIAS, please visit our website.

Ticket sales close on Sunday, October 22 at 11:59pm. Tickets will not be available at the door.

This is an adults-only event. Alcohol will be served at a cash bar.

Thank you to our event sponsors:

Gold level:
John Gehl
James and Renee Knight

Bronze level:
Heartland Credit Union
Otter Creek Organic Farm, Gary Zimmer
Sassy Cow
Willy Street Co-op
Wisconsin Farmers Union

Featured speaker

Chris Holman and his partner, Maria Davis, own and operate Nami Moon Farms outside of Stevens Point. They produce pasture-raised poultry and hogs, chicken and duck eggs, and perennial and annual crops. Chris and Maria are lifetime members of the Wisconsin Farmers Union, and Chris currently serves on the state board. He is also on the National Farmers Union board as the representative for next generation issues. As a veteran, Chris has worked closely with the Farmer Veteran Coalition, and he has also served on USDA's Advisory Committee on Beginning Farmers and Ranchers. Read an interview with Chris in The Atlantic

(You will be asked to pre-order second course entrees when purchasing your tickets)

Bacon wrapped dates stuffed with goat cheese
Sweet potato and beet skewers with garlic aioli dipping sauce

1st Course
Turnip, leek and potato soup

2nd Course
Cider-dijon pork chops, with roasted sweet potatoes and apple-rosemary garnish


Wild rice cakes topped with fresh mozzarella, with roasted brussels sprouts (vegetarian)

3rd course
Apple upside-down cake with vanilla ice cream

Please email Cris Carusi,, if you have special dietary needs.



UW-Madison University Club (View)
803 State St.
Madison, WI 53706
United States

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Food > Markets & Farms
Other > Fundraisers
Other > Green
Other > Health & Wellness
Social > Adult

Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


Owner: Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems
On BPT Since: Mar 20, 2013
Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems (CIAS)

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