September 12, 2017
Please give your input and share the link with all who may be interested. The 2014 Farm Bill greatly increased access to crop insurance for diversified, organic, and specialty crop growers, but so far... Read more
June 16, 2017
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
April 12, 2017
The Institute’s Policy Director, Margaret Krome, says she never ate so much delicious seafood in her life. With eleven others – farmers, cameramen, and reporters – Krome traveled to the bayous o... Read more
- 04https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wisconsin-cover-crops-conference-tickets-371376717762500 Division Rd, Jackson, WI 53037, USA
The Wisconsin Cover Crops Conference will take place October 4, 2017, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
in Jackson, Wisconsin.
This year’s conference will be featuring Dr. Jamie Patton, Shawano County UW-Extension on “Cover Crops and Soil Health”. On-farm demonstrations will include: Cover Crops After Wheat, Inter-seeding Cover Crops in Corn, and Low Disturbance Manure Injection into Cover Crops. This conference is sponsored by Michael Fields Agricultural Institute, Sheboygan County UW–Extension , Washington and Ozaukee County Land Conservation Departments, Clean Farm Families, and Cedar Creek Farmers.
- 09http://michaelfields.org/michael-fields-calendar/cover-crops-farm-tour-seafood/Spring Green, WI 53588, USA
Wisconsin Conservation Farming with Gulf Seafood!
Join Iowa County’s Uplands Farmer-Led Watershed Group for a farm tour followed by brats and seafood
9:00 am Fazenda Boa Terra produce farm (Lidida Dunge and John Middleton), 6580 State Rd 23, Spring Green
10:00 am Michael Dolan’s cover crops, State Rd 23
10:45 am Uplands Cheese dairy farm (Scott & Liana Mericka and Andy & Caitlin Hatch), 5023 State Rd 23 N, Dodgeville
Farm tour followed by lunch at Uplands Cheese Farm
Come discuss cover crop practices for fresh market produce, grain and dairy systems. See no-till drilling, irrigation, manure management, and other strategies to conserve soil and nutrients.
Then enjoy brats, plus seafood caught by fishermen in the Gulf – whose challenges with nutrient build-up and biological die-off in the Gulf Dead Zone we seek to help through our conservation practices.
For more information, contact: Margaret Krome, Michael Fields Agricultural Institute, 608-238-1440
or Gene Schriefer, Iowa County Extension, 608-930-9850
- 21https://www.eventbrite.com/e/food-writing-on-the-farm-tickets-35826666524?aff=es2W2493 County Rd ES, East Troy, WI 53120, USA
Saturday, October 21, 2017
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM CDT
Food is rooted in a sense of place. What better place to explore this at Michael Fields Agricultural Institute, East Troy WI? Nationally published food writer Kristine Hansen, who has written for Cooking Light, Wine Enthusiast, TIME, Vogue.com and Fodors.com, leads this day-long food-writing intensive. The Mindful Palate owner Annie Wegner LeFort’s delicious locally sourced cuisine will keep our writing minds fueled. Whether you want to launch a food-writing career, take it to the next level, or indulge in a creative-writing retreat, why don’t you join us?
Included in the day:
-four hour-long workshops
-contact info for paying markets and other opportunities
-one-on-one meetings with Kristine (first 10 who sign up)
-multi-course, farm-to-table lunch (Winter Squash and Kale Salad with Pesto Vinaigrette, Curried Green Tomato Soup, Adventure Bread, and Chinese 5-Spice Apple Galette.)
-morning and afternoon snacks (Sage and Cranberry Scones (AM), Protein Punched Granola Bars (PM))
-coffee and tea all day long
-opportunity to explore the farm during harvest