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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

Join us for a Hemp Brunch

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

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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    Culture and Cheese Class

    9:00 am-5:00 pm
    04-06-2019
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    Saturday, April 6th from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

    A hands-on, comprehensive, “How to” deal with milk class instructed by expert Linda Conroy.  This all-day class will go through the process of making several cultured milk products and simple cheese using organic milk from Grassway Organics.

    The day will begin 9 a.m. sharp at Grassway Organics, W2716 Friemoth Rd. East Troy, WI, with a dairy tour and picking up milk and tools for the class.  The class portion will be held at Michael Fields Agricultural Institute at 10 a.m.  Lunch is included as well as many samples of products made & discussed in class.  The cost is $95.  Click here to register or for more information call 920.894.4201