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Keeping Water in our Soil Farm Tour

Friday, July 27, 2018 Uplands Watershed Group Farm Tour and Farmer-Fisherman Lunch 9:20 am  Stapleton Grain and Hay Farm         ... Read more

Industrial Hemp Production Field Day

Tuesday, September 4th, 2018 ,  8:45 am -  1:00 pm The tour starts at Michael Fields Agricultural Institute looking at the high CBD oil organic hemp plot, then we will visit Turtle Creek Gardens ... Read more

Join us for an edifying and unique dining experience!

Friday, August 24, 2018, 6:00 pm    There are a few seats left! Get your tickets today! Enjoy fresh Gulf seafood, farm fresh produce, organic wine and local beer in the Institute's beautiful B... Read more

Prescription for First Warm Spring Saturday: Wade in Stream, MFAI and Farmer Group Host WAV (water monitoring) Training

May 5 found 18 farmers and others at the Cates Family Farm in Spring Green for a Water Action Volunteers (WAV) training on how to conduct basic water quality stream monitoring. Several Uplands Watersh... Read more

Cover crops, CO2 and carbon credits?

Cover crops are grown for several of their benefits, ranging from protecting and enhancing soil to pest suppression. What about using them to sequester atmospheric carbon to counter climate change, wh... Read more

Watch Wisconsin Foodie’s New Episode “The Louisiana Connection” Here

"The Louisiana Connection"  online viewing at PBS.com ... Read more

Conservation Planning and Sustainability Consulting Services Available

The Michael Fields Agricultural Institute (MFAI) has long been concerned about soil and water conservation and environmental sustainability. In recent years, an increasing number of landowners have ap... Read more

Growing Urban Leaders in Food Systems (GULFS)

OVERVIEW GULFS is a dynamic, interactive, and engaging youth-centered curriculum developing youth leaders in food systems change. Focused in Milwaukee and Madison, we aim for youth t... Read more

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  • 5:00 pm-7:00 pm
    08-02-2016

    Instructors Amber Miller and Heather Lux from WWBIC
    This class will be a chance to ask questions as to how to put all this information together to create a business plan worthy of funding. WWBIC personnel are trained to help small and new business owners navigate the seas of the start-up world and will can work with you to create the best business plan for your farm or small business. Remember: No one plans to fail, they fail to plan.
    Register for this class here

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  • 6:00 pm-8:00 pm
    08-19-2016

    No additional detail for this event.

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  • 6:00 pm-8:00 pm
    08-20-2016

    No additional detail for this event.

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  • 5:30 pm-8:30 pm
    08-26-2016

    What to do with all these veggies? How can I prepare healthy and tasty foods?  Why not taking a cooking lesson?

    Bring a friend and join Danielle Drogier and Lydia Gronwa from M.A.T.C. Dietetic Program for a night of deliciousness. We will begin cooking a 3course meal at 5:30 pm. The menu will be determined by what is fresh in theorganic garden. Each course will be accompanied by a wine pairing. Cooking lesson in The Big Brown Barn’s commercial kitchen.

    $60 per person

    Seats are limited get your tickets now! Buy Tickets Proceeds go to support the intern program at Michael Fields.

  • 5:30 pm-8:30 pm
    08-26-2016

    What to do with all these veggies? How can I prepare healthy and tasty foods?  Why not taking a cooking lesson?

    Bring a friend and join Danielle Drogier and Lydia Gronwa from M.A.T.C. Dietetic Program for a night of deliciousness. We will begin cooking a 3course meal at 5:30 pm. The menu will be determined by what is fresh in theorganic garden. Each course will be accompanied by a wine pairing. Cooking lesson in The Big Brown Barn’s commercial kitchen.

    $60 per person

    This event has been cancelled.

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  • All day
    08-30-2016

    In Lancaster, Wisconsin.

    The one-day conference whose theme is “Coupling soil health and economics” will feature a bus tour highlighting the operations of several local cover crop uses, both dairy/ livestock and cash grain as well as cover crop research at the Lancaster Research Station. Special emphasis will be placed on using cover crops to improve the “bottom line”. Continuing education credits for agricultural professionals will be available.

    The conference is a joint effort of the Michael Fields Agricultural Institute, Wisconsin NRCS, UW-Extension and UW Agricultural Research Stations.

    Please check back later this spring for the full program and additional details. For more information please contact Jim Stute, (262) 642-3303 ext. 112, jstute@michaelfields.org

  • 9:00 am-4:00 pm
    08-30-2016

    Starts and ends at the Grant County UW-Extension Office:
    Youth & Agriculture Center
    916 E Elm Street, Suite A
    Lancaster, WI 53813-0031

    The one-day conference whose theme is “Coupling soil health and economics” will feature a bus tour highlighting the operations of several local cover crop uses, both dairy/ livestock and cash grain as well as cover crop research at the Lancaster Research Station. Special emphasis will be placed on using cover crops to improve the “bottom line”. Continuing education credits for agricultural professionals will be available.

    The conference is a joint effort of the Michael Fields Agricultural Institute, Wisconsin NRCS, UW-Extension and UW Agricultural Research Stations.

    Registration is required by August 20 to assist with event planning. Online registration here.

    To register by email contact:  Wisconsin Cover Crops Conference, WCCC@michaelfields.org

    To register by phone contact:  Ted Bay, Grant County UW-Extension, (608)723-2125

    Cost of the conference is $30 which includes lunch and materials (fee waived for NRCS personnel). Five CEUs in crop management are available. For more information contact Jim Stute: (262) 642-3303, extension 112 or jstute@michaelfields.org

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