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Save the Date – 2018 Wisconsin Cover Crop

The fifth annual Wisconsin Cover Crops Conference “Investing in Your Farm’s Future” will be held February 27 at the Holiday Inn and Conference Center, Stevens Point. This conference is geared... Read more

Michael Fields Following Hemp Legalization

Governor Walker signed a bill last week legalizing hemp production in Wisconsin. Gazette writer Jim Dayton talked with Michael Fields Ag Institute's Researcher Allison Pratt-Szeliga about what lega... Read more

Farm Law 101 Workshop

January 5th and 6th, 2018  at the Institute Friday 10-4 & Saturday 9– NOON From hiring workers, leasing or buying land, implementing food safety measures... Read more

Who Speaks for the Soil?

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2017 Wisconsin Cover Crop Conference a Success

The 2017 conference, our fourth, was held on October 4th in Washington and Ozaukee Counties, near Wisconsin’s Eastern shore. The theme of this year’s conference was “The Role of Cover Crops in S... 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

A Trip to the Bayou – Fishermen and Farmers Bond Over Seafood and Nutrients

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

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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Upcoming events

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April
  • 06

    "Circle of Poison" Film Screening

    6:30 pm-8:00 pm
    04-06-2017
    W2493 County Rd ES, East Troy, WI 53120, USA

        

    Once a pesticide is banned in the United States for its dangerous health and environmental effects, companies are still permitted to manufacture it for export only. This policy sends a message to the world that American lives are more valuable, yet ironically these toxic pesticides circulate the globe and come back to the US as residues on imported food in the circle of poison.

     

    Narrated by Elizabeth Kucinich and featuring interviews with President Jimmy Carter, Dr. Vandana Shiva, Professor Noam Chomsky, Senator Patrick Leahy, and His Holiness the Dalai Lama, the film exposes the shocking practice of corporate profit in the toxic pesticide trade. It takes viewers across the globe, to India, Mexico, Argentina, Bhutan, and the United States, to document the emotional stories of victims and the inspiring ways communities are fighting back.

    A straight forward indictment of longstanding ecological injustice.”   Hollywood Reporter

    “The filmmakers have managed to squeeze into the nearly 70 minutes of documentary…Enough to make the heart ache many times over. The film ably and competently drives home the message of what’s happening to our world. Its inhabitants, animals and food sources.”    New Yorkled

     

    RESERVE YOUR SEAT(S) HERE

     

  • 08

    Plate to Politics in WI, Sat. 4/8/17

    9:00 am-3:00 pm
    04-08-2017
    W2493 County Rd ES, East Troy, WI 53120, USA

  • 22

    Earth Day Fun Volunteer Opportunity

    2:00 pm-4:00 pm
    04-22-2017
    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!

     

  • 22

    "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

     

     

  • 26

    Yoga

    6:00 pm-8:00 pm
    04-26-2017

    Yoga with Shelly

    Wednesdays

    Pricing
    $10 Drop in
    $40 for 5 classes

    HappenStance Yoga
    Shelly is a 200 hour certified yoga instructor from the Alignment Yoga program. A farmer and educatory by day, she admires nature and is excited to share her love of yoga with the community.

    Discover that ANY body can practice yoga! Increase strength with flexibility while quieting the mind.

    Classes are intended for beginning and intermediate students.

    Questions: happenstanceyoga@gmail.com