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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

MFAI opposes House Farm Bill

Michael Fields joined over 500 organizations nationwide in opposing the version of the 2018 Farm Bill that failed to pass the House on Friday, May 18. (Lists of others who have signaled their oppositi... Read more

Join us for a unique dining experience in the Beautiful Brown Barn!

Friday, August 24, 2018, 6:00 pm  2nd Annual Farm & Sea Conservation Dinner Enjoy fresh Gulf seafood, farm fresh produce, organic wine and local beer! ... Read more

The Institute’s Big Brown Barn

The impulse behind the institute began in Europe -- Germany, in fact -- with Anthroposophy, the ideas of Rudolf Stiener (1861 - 1925) and the practice of biodynamic agriculture.  Christopher and Mart... 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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    Earth Day Fun Volunteer Opportunity

    2:00 pm-4:00 pm
    04-22-2017
    W2493 County Rd ES, East Troy, WI 53120, USA
    W2493 County Rd ES, East Troy, WI 53120, USA

    We just love volunteers around here!

    Join us on Saturday, April 22nd for an Earth Day Fun Volunteer Opportunity. We’re going to play outside in the soil, meet new friends, get some exercise, do good things for the Earth and clean up our garden to make way for the 2017 growing season! This will be a hands-on, burn some calories, get outside, dirty hands, smell the fresh air, feel good, clean up the Earth event. If you like to wear work gloves we recommend you bring your favorite pair. The work party will begin at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 22nd. Everyone is invited to participate!

    This event is also an Earth Day Motorcycle Run! A big thank you to volunteer Susie If you want to participate in the Run the ride leaves the Kwik Trip Gas Station on Hwy 164 and I43 in Big Bend at 1:00 pm and meets at Michael Fields Agricultural Institute at 2:00 p.m.

    Whether you plan to take part in the Motorcycle Run or just the work party – we hope you join us in celebrating Earth Day 2017!

     

    "Creatures & Carvings of Spring" Opening Art Reception

    6:30 pm-8:00 pm
    04-22-2017
    Michael Fields Agricultural Institute, County Road ES, East Troy, WI, United States
    Michael Fields Agricultural Institute, County Road ES, East Troy, WI, United States