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Fostering Sustainable Agriculture through Research, Education and Policy since 1984

Why is it urgently important to pass a Farm Bill?

by Margaret Krome We're starting to hear mewings from Congress that, once again, they can't seem to pass a Farm Bill by the deadline they set four-plus years ago. I know how hard deadlines are to m... Read more

Grant Programs And Financial Options For Farmers & Food Entrepreneurs

Do you have a new production idea you want to test out on your farm? Are you looking for ways to develop your innovative agricultural business? Many Wisconsin farmers and food entrepreneurs have used ... Read more

Fresh from the (corn) field

According to the calendar, another summer is nearly behind us and fall is upon us, but as I write this I see more 80-degree days in the forecast. Every year and every season have different challenges ... 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

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

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

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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Upcoming events

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  • 2:00 pm-3:00 pm
    06-04-2017

    Climate Change Talk with Bob Lindmeier the Chief Meteorologist at WKOW-TV for 37 years. Bob uses his many years of experience as an atmospheric scientist who has been following climate change research to offer education on how humans are causing climate change, the impact of climate change locally, nationally, and globally, and what you can do to be part of the solution.

    Talk will be followed with Q&A!     Join us for a tour of the MFAI grounds at 3!

    The event is FREE, please register online by clicking HERE for our planning purposes.

    Questions or to register offline contact:
    Molly at MFAI: by email, or 262-642-3303 ext 124 or Kristi at CCL: by  email , or 414-414-630-7352

    Hosted by MFAI and Citizens Climate Lobby

     

     

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  • 6:00 pm-8:00 pm
    06-07-2017

    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

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  • 6:00 pm-8:00 pm
    06-14-2017

    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

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  • 6:00 pm-8:00 pm
    06-21-2017

    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

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  • 6:30 pm-8:00 pm
    06-24-2017
    W2493 County Rd ES, East Troy, WI 53120, USA

    W2493 County Rd ES, East Troy, WI 53120, USA

    Saturday, June 24, 2017, from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

    An opening art reception will be held at Michael Fields Agricultural Institute in the “Big Brown Barn” (W2493 County Road ES, East Troy WI 53120) featuring Artist, Thomas Buchs and his beautiful paintings.

    The opening reception and exhibition are FREE and hosted by The Good Earth Church of the Divine in collaboration with Michael Fields Agricultural Institute. Refreshments will be served during the reception with the accompaniment of music by Vivaldi.

    Call 262-684-5193 for more information.

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  • 10:00 am-12:00 pm
    06-25-2017
    W2493 County Rd ES, East Troy, WI 53120, USA

    W2493 County Rd ES, East Troy, WI 53120, USA

    Sunday, 6/25, @ 10 a.m. in the “Big Brown Barn” at Michael Fields Agricultural Institute

    (W2493 County Road ES, East Troy WI 53120)

    Please join friends of the Good Earth Church of the Divine as the debut of the new short-documentary “Beauty in the Unexpected” is presented by Global Heart Journeys & Chicago Columbia College filmmaker, Eric Koppen. Extraordinary footage has been captured of women and children being unexpexted guides and teaching to see beauty no matter what in remote, indigenous places of Kenya.

    For more information contact:

    312-339-9037.

    Linda@GlobalHeartJourneys.net

    www.globalheartjourneys.net

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