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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


Upcoming events

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    Good Earth Church of the Divine Holidazzle Benefit

    11:30 am-6:00 pm
    W2493 County Rd ES, East Troy, WI 53120, USA


    Sunday, December 2, 2018
    11:30 AM

    A Benefit for the Good Earth Church of the Divine (Interfaith)
    in the Big Brown Barn at Michael Fields Agricultural Institute (W2493 County Road ES, East Troy, WI 53120)


    ♫ ♫ ♫ Let Heaven & Nature Sing ♫ ♫ ♫
    Presentation of 7th Annual Good Earth Award to Climbing Tree Child Care

    DONATION: $20 Adults; Children 10 or under FREE
    Reservations & Tickets at (262) 684-5193

    Click here for printable poster.

  • 04

    Industrial Hemp 2018: Lesson Learned

    9:00 am-12:00 pm
    W2493 County Rd ES, East Troy, WI 53120, USA

    This event is SOLD OUT. No more seats are available. Registration is closed.

    To be notified of future events sign-up for The Fields Report, MFAI’s monthly e-newsletter.


    Michael Fields Agricultural Institute and Turtle Creek Gardens invite you to join the conversation.

    Purchasing seed/clones – Grain Hemp or High CBD Oil Hemp
    Planting and growing: lessons learned
    Harvesting & Storage: lessons learned
    Panel of Local Growers & DATCP
    2019 Hemp Production: working together

    In the Big Brown Barn
    at Michael Fields Agricultural Institute
    W2493 County Rd ES
    East Troy, WI 53120


    Questions please contact Molly mroamer@michaelfields.org
    or 262-642-3303 ext 124

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    Opening Winter Art Reception featuring Bill Barder

    6:30 pm-8:00 pm
    W2493 County Road ES, East Troy WI 53120

    You are warmly invited to the opening reception of “Creatures of Winter—Sacred Season”.

    SATURDAY, December 22 ~ 6:30 to 8 p.m.

    An animation sketch exhibition featuring Mukwonago Artist, Bill Barder.
    Refreshments will be served & “Winter” music by Vivaldi for the opening reception in the Big Brown Barn at Michael Fields Agricultural Institute (W2493 County Road ES, East Troy, Wisconsin 53120).

    Admission is free! Exhibition runs through March 17, 2019
    This wonderful exhibit is open to the public weekdays from 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. and on weekends by appointment only.
    Call 262-684-5193 for more information.

    The Winter exhibit is hosted by The Good Earth Church of the Divine in collaboration with Michael Fields Agricultural Institute.
    Click here for printable poster – BARDER WINTER ART EXHIBIT