Saturday, March 16, 2019 9 am - Noon, $40
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The tour starts at Michael Fields Agricultural Institute looking at the high CBD oil organic hemp plot, then we will visit Turtle Creek Gardens in Delavan and their high CBD oil hemp and grain hemp plots, and then onto MFAI’s other industrial hemp research plots. Transportation is provided.
Tour talks by Jim Stute, Research Director MFAI, Janet Gamble and Steve Tomlins, Turtle Creek Gardens, and Brian Parr, Agronomist Legacy Hemp.
Lunch will be provided in The Big Brown at the Institute after the tour, with an Industrial Hemp fertility discussion with representatives from Purple Cow Organics.
Please arrive at 8:45am to check-in. The day will wrap up about 1:00 pm.
Advance registration: $15. Thank you for registering prior to the event, this helps us with planning for the day.
The OPENING RECEPTION is FREE – Refreshments served & music: “Autumn” by Vivaldi will be offered at the reception only in the Big Brown Barn (W2493 CR ES, East Troy WI 53120).
A fascinating exhibition of ceramic works featuring Wisconsin Artist MICHAEL IMES is on display at Michael Fields Agricultural Institute. This fabulous art exhibition is hosted by The Good Earth Church of the Divine in collaboration with Michael Fields Agricultural Institute. Imes ceramic works will be on display September 22nd to mid-December, 2018 Visit WEEKDAY HOURS 10:00am—4:00pm and WEEKENDS BY APPOINTMENT. Admission is FREE ~ For more information or to schedule a weekend viewing, call 262-684-5193.