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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

Farm Bill Positions WI Hemp to Take Off

First published online at PNS December 20, 2018 ... 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

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

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    Summer Art Exhibit Reception

    6:30 pm-8:00 pm
    06-16-2018
    W2493 County Rd ES, East Troy, WI 53120, USA

    “Sacred Summer Creatures”
    An exhibition of paintings by Wisconsin Artist Beth Bergman-Falk

    Open to the public. Exhibit hosted by the Good Earth Church of the Divine in the Big Brown Barn at Michael Fields Agricultural Institute, W2493 County Road ES, East Troy, Wisconsin

    OPENING RECEPTION: Saturday, June 16, 2018 from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
    Music: “Summer” by Vivaldi
    Refreshments (reception only) Served In the Big Brown Barn

    EXHIBITION RUNS June 16 TO September 18, 2018
    WEEKDAY HOURS 10:00am—4:00pm
    WEEKENDS BY APPOINTMENT

    Admission is free, 262-684-5193 for more information.