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Cover Crop Options for Prevented Plant Acres

Conversations with farmers, crop consultants and crop insurance providers lead us to the conclusion that prevented plant will be claimed on significant acreage in 2019, especially since the full cover... Read more

From Grain to Plate Field Day

You are invited to Southwest Wisconsin for a rich exploration of why small grains like wheat, barley, oats and rye matter.  Join us on Meadowlark Farm, Ridgeway, WI on Sunday, June 30, from 10:30 to ... Read more

Farm Aid Grantees Help Others Grow

This past week, our efforts to support local farmers by reaching out to Michael Fields Agricultural Institute for grant assistance was recognized nationally through Farm Aid. Farm Aid’s mission i... Read more

Hemp Brunch this fall – Reserve your seats now!

Saturday, September 14, 2019 at 11:00 am Chef Tyler Sailsbery, of the Black Sheep, is creating a delectable hemp-inspired bruncheon, including ... Read more

Join the Hemp Information Exchange Network

We created the Hemp Information Exchange to be a valuable resource for you and your industrial hemp endeavors. The exchange is where you can ask your production/harvest/storage/processing questions, g... Read more

Introducing the New Uplands Watershed Group Website

Interested in learning more about the incredible work being done by the members of the Iowa County Uplands Watershed Group? Visit our new website at ww... Read more

GULFS Summer Programming

This Summer, our GULFS Program partnered with the Mellowhood Foundation through a joint grant through the city of Madison to pilot three new lessons with their youth to help them start their own hot p... 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

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    Biodynamic Farmscaping

    7:00 pm-8:30 pm
    10-21-2018
    W2493 County Rd ES, East Troy, WI 53120, USA

    A talk by Jarrod Fowler, a horticulturist, entomologist, conservationist, and artist from Massachusetts. Information online at: jarrodfowler.com/info.html

    Biodynamics is a holistic approach that amplifies the health and vitality of farm organisms. Farmscaping is an ecological method that enhances wildlife habitats for biological pest regulation, Biodynamic Farmscaping increases farm fertility and immunity with medicinal plants and beneficial insects.  Learn to diagnose disorders, prescribe remedies, and administer antidotes that help nature heal.

     

     

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    “Does Conservation Pay?” Field Day

    10:00 am-2:00 pm
    10-24-2018
    5442 Co Rd ZZ, Dodgeville, WI 53533, USA

    MFAI and Iowa County’s Uplands Watershed Group invite you to a field day on Wednesday morning, October 24, 2018 on the Southwest Wisconsin dairy farm of Ryan Dolan and family.

    The topic: “Does Conservation Pay?”

    Location: Dolan Farms, 5443 County Rd ZZ, Dodgeville, WI 53533

    Schedule: The field day begins at 10:00, with presentations, tour, and (free) lunch to follow.

    For more information or to RSVP, please contact MFAI Policy Director Margaret Krome at mkrome@michaelfields.org or Iowa County Agricultural Extension Agent Gene Schriefer at gene.schriefer@ces.uwex.edu.