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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

Beekeeping for Beginners Workshop

Saturday, March 16, 2019  9 am - Noon,  $40 In this class, you will learn the basic steps on how to start beekeeping. Local beekeeper, Dan O’Leary, of Honey Valley Beekeeping, will tell you how... 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

Good News, Bad News: 2018 Farm Bill Passage

After what can only be called a contentious process and protracted hiatus, the 2018 Farm Bill passed both houses last week and was sent to the President for signing, which he was expected to do, as of... 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

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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    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