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Keeping Water in our Soil Farm Tour

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

Industrial Hemp Production Field Day

Tuesday, September 4th, 2018 ,  8:45 am -  1:00 pm The tour starts at Michael Fields Agricultural Institute looking at the high CBD oil organic hemp plot, then we will visit Turtle Creek Gardens ... Read more

Join us for an edifying and unique dining experience!

Friday, August 24, 2018, 6:00 pm    There are a few seats left! Get your tickets today! Enjoy fresh Gulf seafood, farm fresh produce, organic wine and local beer in the Institute's beautiful B... 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

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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    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.