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Keeping Water in our Soil Farm Tour

SAVE THE DATE - Friday, July 27, 2018 Uplands Watershed Group Farm Tour and Farmer-Fisherman Lunch 9:20 am  Stapleton Grain and Hay Farm ... Read more

Join us for a unique dining experience in the Beautiful Brown Barn!

Friday, August 24, 2018, 6:00 pm  2nd Annual Farm & Sea Conservation Dinner Enjoy fresh Gulf seafood, farm fresh produce, organic wine and local beer! ... 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

The Institute’s Big Brown Barn

The impulse behind the institute began in Europe -- Germany, in fact -- with Anthroposophy, the ideas of Rudolf Stiener (1861 - 1925) and the practice of biodynamic agriculture.  Christopher and Mart... 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

Watch Wisconsin Foodie’s New Episode “The Louisiana Connection” Here

"The Louisiana Connection"  online viewing at PBS.com ... 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

Growing Urban Leaders in Food Systems (GULFS)

OVERVIEW GULFS is a dynamic, interactive, and engaging youth-centered curriculum developing youth leaders in food systems change. Focused in Milwaukee and Madison, we aim for youth t... 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.