CIAS Harvest Dinner to celebrate organic food, farming and research

Louise Hemstead, Organic Valley Chief Operating Officer, will address the future of organic food and farming at the CIAS Harvest Dinner.

Join the UW-Madison Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems (CIAS) on November 5 for an evening celebrating Wisconsin’s organic agriculture. This farm-to-table event will take place from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the University Club.

Delicious appetizers and a three-course meal will feature organic ingredients, many sourced from Wisconsin farms. Keynote speaker Louise Hemstead, Organic Valley Chief Operating Officer, will discuss the future of organic food and farming.

The Harvest Dinner is a benefit for CIAS, and the CIAS Organic Initiative will be announced. Funds raised through this event will support CIAS research, farmer training and outreach on organic and sustainable agriculture.

Ticket sales, a complete menu and event details are available at Tickets are available for advance purchase only through October 31 and will not be available at the door. This is an adults-only event. Alcohol will be served at a cash bar.

If you are interested in sponsoring this event and/or purchasing a table (up to 6 seats), please contact Cris Carusi at or (608) 262-8018. You can also purchase tickets directly from CIAS by contacting Cris (cash or check only).