September 20, 2018
Do you have a new production idea you want to test out on your farm? Are you looking for ways to develop your innovative agricultural business? Many Wisconsin farmers and food entrepreneurs have used ... Read more
Prescription for First Warm Spring Saturday: Wade in Stream, MFAI and Farmer Group Host WAV (water monitoring) Training
May 17, 2018
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
June 16, 2017
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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- 27964-1026 Amber Ave, Stevens Point, WI 54482, USAhttp://michaelfields.org/michael-fields-calendar/wi-cover-crops-conference/964-1026 Amber Ave, Stevens Point, WI 54482, USA
The fifth annual Wisconsin Cover Crop Conference “Investing in Your Farm’s Future” will be held February 27th at the Holiday Inn and Conference Center, Stevens Point.
Barry Fisher, Central Region Leader of the Natural Resources Conservation Service’s Soil Health Division will deliver the keynote address “Soil Health Principles: Using cover crops and reduced tillage to improve your crop rotation”. Fisher has extensive knowledge of soil health principles, 32-years’ experience helping farmers implement conservation practices to improve soil health and is himself a no-till farmer who uses cover crops.
Other topics include cover crops for Wisconsin grain and livestock systems, risk management/ soil health economics, planter set-up for no-till and cover crops, cover crop basics, advanced cover cropping-seeding into standing crops and standing covers, and cover crop do’s and don’ts. Many of the presenters are Wisconsin grain and livestock farmers speaking from experience about what has worked and hasn’t worked in their Wisconsin cropping systems.
There will be something for everyone, from farmer’s that have never tried cover crops to veteran cover croppers. The conference also has a trade show where participants and interact with industry representatives.
Preregistration is required and an “early bird” discount is available. The cost of the conference is $40 through February 14th, $50 afterward and includes lunch and all materials. Five continuing education credits in crop and soil/ water management have been applied for. For more information and to register, go to the Cover Crops in Wisconsin website.
This conference is a joint effort of the Michael Fields Institute, University of Wisconsin-Extension and the Wisconsin Natural Resources Conservation Service.
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- 03W2493 County Rd ES, East Troy, WI 53120, USAhttp://michaelfields.org/michael-fields-calendar/seed-swap-2/W2493 County Rd ES, East Troy, WI 53120, USA
Bring your extra seeds. Bring your friends.
No seeds to share? No problem!
We have a plenty of native flowers seeds, spinach, lettuce, sunflower, calendula, chive, basil, pea, dill, and tomato seeds and more!
Free Family Friendly Event!
No sign up required. See you March 3rd!
In the Big Brown Barn
Michael Fields Agricultural Institute
W2493 County Rd ES
East Troy, WI 53120
Questions please contact Allison, 262-642-3303 ext 107 or email.