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Artist Bill Barder Features Animation Sketch Exhibit at MFAI

You are warmly invited to view the new exhibit of “Creatures of Winter—Sacred Season”. A wonderful animation sketch exhibition featuring Mukwonago Artist, Bill Barder, will be displayed in th... 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

Industrial Hemp License Deadline Extended

The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection’s industrial hemp research pilot program requires both growers and processors to obtain one-time licenses, and register each ye... Read more

Hemp struggles in first year, but advocates remain optimistic

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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

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

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

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Upcoming events

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December
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    Good Earth Church of the Divine Holidazzle Benefit

    11:30 am-6:00 pm
    12-02-2018
    W2493 County Rd ES, East Troy, WI 53120, USA

    GOOD EARTH HOLIDAZZLE!

    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)

    CHRISTMAS BRUNCH & HOME-MADE DESSERTS ~ PRIZE DRAWINGS ~ SILENT AND LIVE AUCTIONS!
    SHOP FOR UNIQUE GIFTS FROM THE EARTH, FOR THE EARTH, ABOUT THE EARTH! Charge cards welcomed.

    ♫ ♫ ♫ 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.

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    Industrial Hemp 2018: Lesson Learned

    9:00 am-12:00 pm
    12-04-2018
    W2493 County Rd ES, East Troy, WI 53120, USA

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

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    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