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Cover Crop Options for Prevented Plant Acres

Conversations with farmers, crop consultants and crop insurance providers lead us to the conclusion that prevented plant will be claimed on significant acreage in 2019, especially since the full cover... Read more

From Grain to Plate Field Day

You are invited to Southwest Wisconsin for a rich exploration of why small grains like wheat, barley, oats and rye matter.  Join us on Meadowlark Farm, Ridgeway, WI on Sunday, June 30, from 10:30 to ... Read more

Farm Aid Grantees Help Others Grow

This past week, our efforts to support local farmers by reaching out to Michael Fields Agricultural Institute for grant assistance was recognized nationally through Farm Aid. Farm Aid’s mission i... Read more

Hemp Brunch this fall – Reserve your seats now!

Saturday, September 14, 2019 at 11:00 am Chef Tyler Sailsbery, of the Black Sheep, is creating a delectable hemp-inspired bruncheon, including ... Read more

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

Introducing the New Uplands Watershed Group Website

Interested in learning more about the incredible work being done by the members of the Iowa County Uplands Watershed Group? Visit our new website at ww... 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

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  • 9:00 am-12:00 pm
    03-16-2019
    W2493 County Rd ES, East Troy, WI 53120, USA

    W2493 County Rd ES, East Troy, WI 53120, USA

    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 to choose a site for your hives, where you can obtain your bees and equipment, how to properly care for your bees, how to collect the honey and also how to overwinter your hive. This is the perfect beginner class for the hobby beekeeper.

    Instructor Dan O’Leary Dan has cared for bees for over 20 years. He has also shared his experiences and knowledge with the garden students at Michael Fields Agricultural Institute for over 10 years. Dan has followed his family’s love for bees. Dan’s grandfather had bees, his father, siblings, son and now his grandsons are helping him carry on the family tradition.

    Register online now

    This workshop is very popular and space in limited, sign up today!  Registration ends March 13th at midnight. Day of walk-in registration will be $50.

    In the Big Brown Barn
    Michael Fields Agricultural Institute
    W2493 County Rd ES
    East Troy, WI 53120

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  • 6:00 pm-7:00 pm
    03-28-2019

    Jim Stute, PhD, Research Director at Michael Fields Agricultural Institute, will be discussing the benefits of cover crops for your garden’s soil health.

    Waukesha State Bank in Oconomowoc
    1227 Corporate Center Dr., Oconomowoc
    Hwy. 67 and Corporate Center Dr. (just north of I-94)

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