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Farm Aid Concert at Alpine Valley, Sept 21, 2019!

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We need an all-hands-on-deck effort to support farmers in crisis

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Hemp is on the menu – reserve your seats!

Brunch, Saturday, September 14, 2019, 11:00 am Chef Tyler Sailsbery, of the Black Sheep, is creating a delectable hemp bruncheon, including Hem... Read more

A Practical State Program That Would Support Soil Health

Michael Fields Agricultural Institute researchers have long conducted research on farming practices that build healthy, biologically active soils, and our policy team has supported policies that creat... Read more

Cover Crop Options for Prevented Plant Acres

Conversations with farmers, crop consultants and crop insurance providers lead us to the conclusion that prevented plant will be claimed on significant acreage in 2019, especially since the full cover... Read more

Join the Hemp Information Exchange Network

We created the Hemp Information Exchange to be a valuable resource for you and your industrial hemp endeavors. The exchange is where you can ask your production/harvest/storage/processing questions, g... Read more

Introducing the New Uplands Watershed Group Website

Interested in learning more about the incredible work being done by the members of the Iowa County Uplands Watershed Group? Visit our new website at ww... Read more

GULFS Summer Programming

This Summer, our GULFS Program partnered with the Mellowhood Foundation through a joint grant through the city of Madison to pilot three new lessons with their youth to help them start their own hot p... Read more

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  • 1:00 pm-4:00 pm
    09-08-2016

    The Institute will be holding a cover crop field day on Thursday, September 8th, 1 to 4 pm, beginning at our research farm, W2857 County ES, East Troy. The field day will feature our latest research work in both organic and conventional systems with topics including Sunn hemp cultural trials, no-till cover crop sequences, economics of interseeding red clover in wheat and management of oilseed radish biomass for pest suppression.

    The field day is free and open to the public. We request advance registration by phone, (262) 642- 3303 by September 7 to assist with material preparation. For more information please contact Jim Stute, jstute@michaelfields.org or (262) 642-3303 x 112

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