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Industrial Hemp 2018: Lessons Learned

Michael Fields Agricultural Institute and Turtle Creek Gardens invite you to join the conversation Tuesday, December 4th, 2018, 9:00 am - 12 pm,  $20 Purchasing seed/clones –... Read more

Hemp struggles in first year, but advocates remain optimistic

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Why is it urgently important to pass a Farm Bill?

by Margaret Krome We're starting to hear mewings from Congress that, once again, they can't seem to pass a Farm Bill by the deadline they set four-plus years ago. I know how hard deadlines are to m... Read more

Don’t Politicize or Weaken USDA Research Agencies

Last week, several former top USDA research officials in both Republican and Democratic administrations held a nationally broadcast webinar to explain their concerns with a Trump Administration propos... 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

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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    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.