The Farm & Industry Short Course is Moving and Expanding!

Now offering short courses for new and beginning farmers, current farmers and landowners, agricultural professionals and more at UW-Madison and UW-River Falls

The traditional credit-bearing Farm & Industry Short Course that for over 136 years has offered applied, hands-on education to the agricultural community will now be hosted at UW-River Falls, starting in Fall 2023. The FISC Program at UW-Madison is evolving too, to continue to meet student needs in new and flexible ways.

Starting in Fall 2023, UW-River Falls will offer the traditional, on-campus, credit-bearing program, allowing students to have an opportunity to network with fellow dairy enthusiasts and world-class faculty.

UW-Madison will continue their tradition of research-based applied education through a variety of short courses offered in flexible formats and topics of interest, starting in Fall 2023.

Click below to learn more about what each campus has to offer through FISC!

Target Audiences:

  • Who should apply: Students post-high school who are interested in the dairy cattle industry and who wish to have a 16-week, residential experience on-campus for credit to obtain training in Dairy Operations and Dairy Farm Management.

Target Audiences:

  • Intermediate & Advanced Farmers/Ranchers = FISC alumni, adults who have already taken some higher education (or UWRF FISC), or have multiple years of on-the-job experience. They are looking to go deeper into topics and be more advanced in their knowledge and skills. May be employees who wish to move up into a management role or receive training for their position.
  • Industry = These professional adults with some higher education are looking for very targeted education in a specific sector or area of the industry. May also be new to agriculture.
  • Farm-Curious & New to Agriculture = Those new to agriculture and interested in farming and ranching (often at a small-scale) or going into industry.