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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

MFAI opposes House Farm Bill

Michael Fields joined over 500 organizations nationwide in opposing the version of the 2018 Farm Bill that failed to pass the House on Friday, May 18. (Lists of others who have signaled their oppositi... 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

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

< 2017 >
July 16 - July 22
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    2017 Summer Lyre Conference in East Troy WI

    9:00 am-12:00 pm
    07-16-2017-07-20-2017
    W2493 County Rd ES, East Troy, WI 53120, USA
    W2493 County Rd ES, East Troy, WI 53120, USA

    July 16-20, 2017

    LYRE INTENSIVE 2017 – with Martin Toiassen

    The Lyre Association of North America is very pleased to have the opportunity this Summer to host the Lyre Conference in beautiful Southeastern Wisconsin at Michael Fields Agricultural Institute.

    Martin Tobiassen will be traveling from Germany to focus on teaching the Lyre. He has extensive experience and according to those who know, is reputed to be an outstanding teacher for all levels of players. If you already play or are just at the beginning of your journey this will be a great opportunity for you. Check out site for more conference information: http://lyreassociation.org/

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    2017 Summer Lyre Conference in East Troy WI

    9:00 am-12:00 pm
    07-17-2017-07-21-2017
    W2493 County Rd ES, East Troy, WI 53120, USA
    W2493 County Rd ES, East Troy, WI 53120, USA

    July 16-20, 2017

    LYRE INTENSIVE 2017 – with Martin Toiassen

    The Lyre Association of North America is very pleased to have the opportunity this Summer to host the Lyre Conference in beautiful Southeastern Wisconsin at Michael Fields Agricultural Institute.

    Martin Tobiassen will be traveling from Germany to focus on teaching the Lyre. He has extensive experience and according to those who know, is reputed to be an outstanding teacher for all levels of players. If you already play or are just at the beginning of your journey this will be a great opportunity for you. Check out site for more conference information: http://lyreassociation.org/

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    2017 Summer Lyre Conference in East Troy WI

    9:00 am-12:00 pm
    07-18-2017-07-22-2017
    W2493 County Rd ES, East Troy, WI 53120, USA
    W2493 County Rd ES, East Troy, WI 53120, USA

    July 16-20, 2017

    LYRE INTENSIVE 2017 – with Martin Toiassen

    The Lyre Association of North America is very pleased to have the opportunity this Summer to host the Lyre Conference in beautiful Southeastern Wisconsin at Michael Fields Agricultural Institute.

    Martin Tobiassen will be traveling from Germany to focus on teaching the Lyre. He has extensive experience and according to those who know, is reputed to be an outstanding teacher for all levels of players. If you already play or are just at the beginning of your journey this will be a great opportunity for you. Check out site for more conference information: http://lyreassociation.org/

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    2017 Summer Lyre Conference in East Troy WI

    9:00 am-12:00 pm
    07-19-2017-07-23-2017
    W2493 County Rd ES, East Troy, WI 53120, USA
    W2493 County Rd ES, East Troy, WI 53120, USA

    July 16-20, 2017

    LYRE INTENSIVE 2017 – with Martin Toiassen

    The Lyre Association of North America is very pleased to have the opportunity this Summer to host the Lyre Conference in beautiful Southeastern Wisconsin at Michael Fields Agricultural Institute.

    Martin Tobiassen will be traveling from Germany to focus on teaching the Lyre. He has extensive experience and according to those who know, is reputed to be an outstanding teacher for all levels of players. If you already play or are just at the beginning of your journey this will be a great opportunity for you. Check out site for more conference information: http://lyreassociation.org/

    Yoga

    4:00 pm-6:00 pm
    07-19-2017

    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

    Lyre Conference Musical Sharing Evening

    7:00 pm-9:00 pm
    07-19-2017
    W2493 County Rd ES, East Troy, WI 53120, USA
    W2493 County Rd ES, East Troy, WI 53120, USA

    Wednesday – July 19, 2017

    The Association of Waldorf Music Educators (AWME) and the Lyre Association of North America (LANA) are pleased to provide you with a rare opportunity to experience music taught by masters in their art. These expert musicians are coming to share their unique expertise with you here in Southeastern Wisconsin and are open to all who wish to participate.

    Martin Tobiassen will be traveling from Germany to focus on teaching the Lyre. He has extensive experience and according to those who know, is reputed to be an outstanding teacher for all levels of players. If you already play or are just at the beginning of your journey this will be a great opportunity for you. Check out site for more conference information:  http://lyreassociation.org/ .

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    2017 Summer Lyre Conference in East Troy WI

    9:00 am-12:00 pm
    07-20-2017-07-24-2017
    W2493 County Rd ES, East Troy, WI 53120, USA
    W2493 County Rd ES, East Troy, WI 53120, USA

    July 16-20, 2017

    LYRE INTENSIVE 2017 – with Martin Toiassen

    The Lyre Association of North America is very pleased to have the opportunity this Summer to host the Lyre Conference in beautiful Southeastern Wisconsin at Michael Fields Agricultural Institute.

    Martin Tobiassen will be traveling from Germany to focus on teaching the Lyre. He has extensive experience and according to those who know, is reputed to be an outstanding teacher for all levels of players. If you already play or are just at the beginning of your journey this will be a great opportunity for you. Check out site for more conference information: http://lyreassociation.org/

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    Organic Field Day: Diversified Organic Grain Rotations

    9:30 am-2:30 pm
    07-21-2017

    Friday July 21st, 2017 –9AM-2:30PM

    Bickford Organics
    6346 Reed Road
    Ridgeway, Wis. 53582

    This FREE OGRAIN field day includes tours of 2 farms and a free lunch

    Learn about:
    • Large scale small grain production, processing, and marketing
    • On-farm grain storage 101
    • Farming for water quality
    • Planning a diverse crop rotation
    • Growing organic seed corn
    • Small grain variety recommendations

    Speakers include:
    Paul Bickford and John Wepking, Bickford Organics and Meadowlark Organics
    Lynn Clarkson, president, Clarkson Grain
    Jeffrey Block, GroAlliance
    Julie Dawson and Lucia Gutierrez, Plant breeders at UW-Madison

    And join us for a free lunch provided by the Iowa Country farmer-led watershed initiative! We’ll be eating shrimp caught by fishermen and
    women in the Gulf of Mexico – new friends whose livelihoods’ depend on Midwestern farmers keeping our waterways clean.
    Shrimp not your thing? We’ll have brats too

    See FLYER (printable PDF)

    Register online at mosesorganic.org or call 715-778-5775

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