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Join the Hemp Information Exchange Network

We created the Hemp Information Exchange to be a valuable resource for you and your industrial hemp endeavors. The exchange is where you can ask your production/harvest/storage/processing questions, g... Read more

Beekeeping for Beginners Workshop

Saturday, March 16, 2019  9 am - Noon,  $40 In this class, you will learn the basic steps on how to start beekeeping. Local beekeeper, Dan O’Leary, of Honey Valley Beekeeping, will tell you how... Read more

Farm Bill Positions WI Hemp to Take Off

First published online at PNS December 20, 2018 ... Read more

Good News, Bad News: 2018 Farm Bill Passage

After what can only be called a contentious process and protracted hiatus, the 2018 Farm Bill passed both houses last week and was sent to the President for signing, which he was expected to do, as of... Read more

Industrial Hemp License Deadline Extended

The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection’s industrial hemp research pilot program requires both growers and processors to obtain one-time licenses, and register each ye... 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

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

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  • 05

    Yoga

    4:00 pm-6:00 pm
    07-05-2017

    Yoga with Shelly

    Wednesdays 6-8 pm

    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

  • 08

    Composting with Purpose Field Day

    9:00 am-3:00 pm
    07-08-2017
    W2493 County Rd ES, East Troy, WI 53120, USA

    July 8th, 9 am – 3 pm, Full-day Field Day, Curtes Farm, 4200 Lily Road, West Bend, WI

    The advantage of hot controlled compost for improving soil fertility and the environment.

    This Field Day is an extension of the March Compost Workshop which explores the role of high quality compost on soil fertility and environmental systems challenged by today’s agricultural practices. This workshop  specifically discussed how to use a fast, hot fermentation compost method using animal manures and integrated with biodynamic farming principles. Whether its for your kitchen, home or farm resources, learn how to improve your existing compost system or design, implement and manage a new compost system.

    Instructor Angela Curtes is owner of Grounded LLC (www.groundedllc.net) a small business located in southeast Wisconsin, which produces, sells, and educates about a hot controlled fermentation compost integrating 12th century methods with biodynamic principles. A native of Wisconsin, Angela has worked for over 23 years in the fields of environmental and wilderness education, natural and farm lands preservation, and soil fertility, chromatography, compost production, and education. She has worked for local and national land trusts and private individuals aiding to preserve over 2,900 acres of natural and farm lands in southeast WI since 2001. Her latest venture in safeguarding our living soils, began in Germany in 2012 where she intensively studied the hot controlled compost method in large scale farming operations.

    Field Day Fee: $70 (includes lunch)
    Option to purchase book – ‘Humus on the Farm’ by Roland Ulrich for $18
    REGISTER HERE   Register today! Day of, walk-in fee is $10 more.

        

  • 09

    18th Annual AWME Summer Music Conference

    9:00 am-12:00 pm
    07-09-2017-07-14-2017
    W2493 County Rd ES, East Troy, WI 53120, USA

    July 9 – 14, 2017

    For music teachers, early childhood and class teachers, parents and administrators, this is a wonderful event to attend.

    The Association for Waldorf Music Education is very please to have the opportunity this Summer to host the Summer music conference at Michael Fields Agricultural Institute, East Troy WI.  Master teacher, Christiaan Boele, from Finland has been bringing his unique vocal skills to both the east and west coasts of the USA for several years now but this is the first time that he will be offering a week of vocal training in our region. Check out site for more conference information:  http://waldorfmusic.org/conferences-courses .

  • 10

    18th Annual AWME Summer Music Conference

    9:00 am-12:00 pm
    07-10-2017-07-15-2017
    W2493 County Rd ES, East Troy, WI 53120, USA

    July 9 – 14, 2017

    For music teachers, early childhood and class teachers, parents and administrators, this is a wonderful event to attend.

    The Association for Waldorf Music Education is very please to have the opportunity this Summer to host the Summer music conference at Michael Fields Agricultural Institute, East Troy WI.  Master teacher, Christiaan Boele, from Finland has been bringing his unique vocal skills to both the east and west coasts of the USA for several years now but this is the first time that he will be offering a week of vocal training in our region. Check out site for more conference information:  http://waldorfmusic.org/conferences-courses .

  • 11

    18th Annual AWME Summer Music Conference

    9:00 am-12:00 pm
    07-11-2017-07-16-2017
    W2493 County Rd ES, East Troy, WI 53120, USA

    July 9 – 14, 2017

    For music teachers, early childhood and class teachers, parents and administrators, this is a wonderful event to attend.

    The Association for Waldorf Music Education is very please to have the opportunity this Summer to host the Summer music conference at Michael Fields Agricultural Institute, East Troy WI.  Master teacher, Christiaan Boele, from Finland has been bringing his unique vocal skills to both the east and west coasts of the USA for several years now but this is the first time that he will be offering a week of vocal training in our region. Check out site for more conference information:  http://waldorfmusic.org/conferences-courses .