Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems (CIAS)
The Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems (CIAS) is a research center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison's College of Agricultural and Life Sciences. It is part of the Wisconsin Institute for Sustainable Agriculture and was created in 1989 to build UW sustainable agriculture research programs that respond to farmer and citizen needs and involve them in setting research agendas. The goal of the work at CIAS is to learn how particular integrated farming systems can contribute to environmental, economic, social, and intergenerational sustainability. CIAS staff members work with a Citizens Advisory Council and a group of Faculty Associates to create flexible, multidisciplinary research and education/training projects.