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Fostering Sustainable Agriculture through Research, Education and Policy since 1984

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

“Searching for Sustainability” Movie

Join society’s growing search for sustainability. From our climate, to our waters, to our air, in our soils, throughout ou... Read more

Join us for a unique dining experience in the Beautiful Brown Barn!

Friday, August 24, 2018, 6:00 pm Enjoy fresh Gulf seafood, farm fresh produce, organic wine and local beer! ... Read more

Organic Apple Management Workshop

A sold-out crowd of 70 people arrived at Michael Fields bright and early on Friday, March 16 for a day-long workshop on Organic Apple Production, with attention to school gardeners and small growers. ... Read more

Watch Wisconsin Foodie’s New Episode “The Louisiana Connection” Here

"The Louisiana Connection"  online viewing at PBS.com ... Read more

In Memory of Christopher Mann

November 13, 1930 - February 7, 2018 "The plain fact is that the planet does not need more successful people.  But it does desperately need more peacemakers, healers, restorers, storytellers, and ... 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


Upcoming events

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September 17 - September 23
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    Cover Crop Professional Development Workshop, 9/20/17

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

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