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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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February 25 - March 03
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    WI Cover Crops Conference

    9:00 am-5:00 pm
    02-27-2018
    964-1026 Amber Ave, Stevens Point, WI 54482, USA
    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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    Seed Swap

    9:00 am-12:00 pm
    03-03-2018
    W2493 County Rd ES, East Troy, WI 53120, USA
    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.