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Fostering Sustainable Agriculture through Research, Education and Policy since 1984

Keeping Water in our Soil Farm Tour

SAVE THE DATE - Friday, July 27, 2018 Uplands Watershed Group Farm Tour and Farmer-Fisherman Lunch 9:20 am  Stapleton Grain and Hay Farm ... 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

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

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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Upcoming events

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June
  • 04

    Climate Change - What You Need to Know

    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

     

     

  • 07

    Yoga

    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

  • 14

    Yoga

    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

  • 21

    Yoga

    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

  • 24

    Plein Air Art Summer Reception Featuring Thomas Buchs

    6:30 pm-8:00 pm
    06-24-2017
    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.