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9 Steps to Conservation Planning

Farmers of many sizes and kinds tell MFAI about the merit of conservation planning. As farmers in Iowa County's Trout Creek-Mill Creek Farmer-Led Watershed project have found, sometimes the process sh... Read more

USDA Reinvents CSP – Enrollment Deadline Feb.3, 2017

For over 15 years, Michael Fields Agricultural Institute and other partners in the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition have worked to create and support USDA’s Conservation Stewardshi... Read more

The Alchemists Documentary

To all who want to heal and consecrate the Earth.  WATCH the film on Vimeo now! Following those on their mission who have been called upon to for... Read more

Upcoming Whole Farm Workshops

We have a lot of great workshops coming this winter. Winter is such a lovely time to ponder things, catch up on reading, and take Whole Farm Workshops ... Read more

2016 Garden Intern Updates

“Hi, my name is Hoa and I’m from Vietnam. I am doing my 2nd year apprenticeship at MFAI which I feel so fortunate to have. This year is a big change for me since I have learnt and worked at the sa... Read more

Fishermen and farmers discuss common interests over fantastic seafood

Michael Fields' Policy Director, Margaret Krome, describes below a creative - and delicious - cultural exchange and educational opportunity that MFAI organized last month. We brought fishermen from Lo... Read more

Making Wisconsin Fruits and Veggies Taste Better

by Tim Morrissey, Public News Service (WI) MADISON, Wis. — Most consumers have had the experience of buying vegetables because they look great, and then being disappointed by how they taste. That... Read more

Institute Releases Study on Cover Crop Economics

  A recently completed study entitled “Economic analysis... Read more

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