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Farm Law 101 Workshop

January 5th and 6th, 2018  at the Institute Friday 10-4 & Saturday 9– NOON From hiring workers, leasing or buying land, implementing food safety measures... Read more

Who Speaks for the Soil?

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“SACRED AUTUMN: A PASSION FOR PAPER” Art Exhibit

Artist Pam Ring Fall Art Reception Sunday, November 19, 2017 ~ 3:00-5:00 PM ... Read more

2017 Wisconsin Cover Crop Conference a Success

The 2017 conference, our fourth, was held on October 4th in Washington and Ozaukee Counties, near Wisconsin’s Eastern shore. The theme of this year’s conference was “The Role of Cover Crops in S... Read more

Cover Crop Field Day

Over 100 people showed up for a cover crops farm tour Monday, October 9, held on farms in Iowa County’s Uplands Watershed group, which MFAI sponsors. “I learned more today than at any even... 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

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

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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 .