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Save the Date – 2018 Wisconsin Cover Crop

The fifth annual Wisconsin Cover Crops Conference “Investing in Your Farm’s Future” will be held February 27 at the Holiday Inn and Conference Center, Stevens Point. This conference is geared... Read more

Michael Fields Following Hemp Legalization

Governor Walker signed a bill last week legalizing hemp production in Wisconsin. Gazette writer Jim Dayton talked with Michael Fields Ag Institute's Researcher Allison Pratt-Szeliga about what lega... Read more

Farm Law 101 Workshop

January 5th and 6th, 2018  at the Institute Friday 10-4 & Saturday 9– NOON From hiring workers, leasing or buying land, implementing food safety measures... Read more

Who Speaks for the Soil?

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2017 Wisconsin Cover Crop Conference a Success

The 2017 conference, our fourth, was held on October 4th in Washington and Ozaukee Counties, near Wisconsin’s Eastern shore. The theme of this year’s conference was “The Role of Cover Crops in S... 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

A Trip to the Bayou – Fishermen and Farmers Bond Over Seafood and Nutrients

The Institute’s Policy Director, Margaret Krome, says she never ate so much delicious seafood in her life. With eleven others – farmers, cameramen, and reporters – Krome traveled to the bayous o... 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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