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Wisconsin Cover Crops Conference 2017

October 4, 2017 , 9:30 am to 4:00 pm, Jackson, WI A Tour Examining the Role of Cover Crops in Soil and Water Quality In partnership with Sheboygan County... Read more

MFAI Collaborates on National Survey of Attitudes About Crop Insurance

Please give your input and share the link with all who may be interested. The 2014 Farm Bill greatly increased access to crop insurance for diversified, organic, and specialty crop growers, but so far... Read more

Farm & Sea Conservation Dinner

Thank you to all who shared in the unique dining experience in the Big Brown Barn, highlighting Wisconsin Farmers and Gulf Fishermen working together to conserve t... 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

9 Steps to Conservation Planning

Farmers of many sizes and kinds tell MFAI about the merit of conservation planning. As farmers in Iowa County's Trout Creek-Mill Creek Farmer-Led Watershed project have found, sometimes the process sh... Read more

The Alchemists Documentary

To all who want to heal and consecrate the Earth.  WATCH the film on Vimeo now! Following those on their mission who have been called upon to for... Read more

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    Cover Crop Professional Development Workshop, 9/20/17

    1:00 pm-4:00 pm
    09-20-2017
    W2493 County Rd ES, East Troy, WI 53120, USA

    Interseeding Red Clover in Winter Wheat Cover

    DATE: Wednesday September 20 (Rain date September 21*)
    TIME: 1-4 p.m.
    LOCATION: Michael Fields Agricultural Institute, W2493 County ES, East Troy, WI 53120

    An in-depth look at the practice of interseeding a red clover cover crop in winter wheat examining specific production practices and management, nitrogen credits and crediting for corn, impact on conservation compliance using SNAPlus and economics. It will feature a combination of classroom and field presentations including the 2017 cover crop and corn following last year’s cover crop at a local farm, drawing on 20-years’ experience and research data on the practice. Three (3) CEUs in crop management are available and materials include a binder containing the most up to date cover crop references.

    These professional development opportunities are a joint effort of the Michael Fields Agricultural Institute, UW-Extension and the North Central SARE Professional Development Program. They are designed for professionals who advise farmers and will provide an opportunity for in-depth discussion of cover crop management.

    The event is FREE. Register by September 18th – contact Jim Stute phone (262)642-3303 x112 or email jstute@michaelfields.org.

    Click here for printable flyer.