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Fostering Sustainable Agriculture through Research, Education and Policy since 1984

Composting with Purpose Workshop

Designing & implementing a windrow compost system for small to large farms July 8th, 9 am – 3 pm, Full-day Field Day, Curtes Farm, 4200 Lily Road, West Bend, WI $70 (lunch included) The ad... 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

Climate Change – What You Need to Know

Sunday, June 4, 2017, 2-3 pm Climate Change Talk with Bob Lindmeier, Chief Meteorologist at WKOW-TV for 37 years. Bob uses his many years of experience as an atmospheric scientist who has been follow... Read more

Farm Tour and Seafood – May 25th in Spring Green

Thursday, May 25, 2017 Wisconsin Conservation Farming With Gulf Seafood! Join Iowa County’s Farmer-Led Watershed Group for a Tour of 2 grazing farms followed by brats and seafood. The first to... 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

9 Steps to Conservation Planning

Farmers of many sizes and kinds tell MFAI about the merit of conservation planning. As farmers in Iowa County's Trout Creek-Mill Creek Farmer-Led Watershed project have found, sometimes the process sh... Read more

Fishermen and farmers discuss common interests over fantastic seafood

Michael Fields' Policy Director, Margaret Krome, describes below a creative - and delicious - cultural exchange and educational opportunity that MFAI organized last month. We brought fishermen from Lo... Read more

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Upcoming events

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May
  • 03

    Yoga

    6:00 pm-8:00 pm
    05-03-2017

    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

  • 10

    Yoga

    6:00 pm-8:00 pm
    05-10-2017

    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

  • 17

    Yoga

    6:00 pm-8:00 pm
    05-17-2017

    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

  • 24

    Yoga

    6:00 pm-8:00 pm
    05-24-2017

    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

  • 25

    Farm Tour & Seafood

    9:30 am-2:00 pm
    05-25-2017
    5044 Wiest Rd, Spring Green, WI 53588, USA5044 Wiest Rd, Spring Green, WI 53588, USA

    Join Iowa County’s Farmer-Led Watershed Group for a Tour of 2 grazing farms followed by brats and seafood.

    The first tour, 9:30 a.m., at Butler Family Farm (Ann and David Zimrin), 5044 Wiest Rd, Spring Green WI.
    The second tour, 11:30 a.m., at Hillside Pastures Farm (Daniel and Linda Marquardt), 6511 Hillside School Rd, Spring Green WI.
    Lunch will follow tour at Hillside Pastures Farm.

    Come see and discuss grazing practices – grazing rotations, a demonstration of moving fence, no-till drilling for pasture improvement, goats for brush control, stream stabilization and crossings, overwintering fields in recovery, challenges with erosion and runoff, and a rainfall simulator showing impacts of land cover on erosion.
    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.

    There is no fee, but thank you for RSVP’ing here, or email Margaret Krome, Michael Fields Agricultural Institute, mkrome@michalfields.org, 608-238-1440
    For more information, contact:
    Margaret Krome, Michael Fields Agricultural Institute, 608-238-1440
    or Gene Schriefer, Iowa County Extension, 608-930-9850

    See FLYER here