How We Got Started
UW Madison went organic before ‘going organic’ was even a thing. In 1911, F.H. King, then a faculty member in the Soils Department, wrote “Farmers of Forty Centuries”, a now classic book detailing how farmers in China sustainably cultivated the same fields for 4,000 years. He’s universally thought of as one of the founders of the modern organic agricultural movement and his legacy lives on: F.H. King: Students for Sustainable Agriculture, UW Madison’s student-run agricultural collective (and 2 acre organic farm) pays tribute to King and farms, over 100 years after his death, in his image.
The UW Organic Collaborative is a group of faculty, staff, and partners who are committed to increasing the health and resilience of the organic industry, from the farm to consumer’s kitchen tables, in Wisconsin and throughout the country through world-class research, academic opportunity, and impactful outreach.
World-class research answering pressing questions
Organic courses, certificates, and graduate programs
Innovative organic outreach and extension
Room 593A Russell Labs
1630 Linden Dr.
Madison, WI 53706