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Farm Aid Concert at Alpine Valley, Sept 21, 2019!

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We need an all-hands-on-deck effort to support farmers in crisis

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A Practical State Program That Would Support Soil Health

Michael Fields Agricultural Institute researchers have long conducted research on farming practices that build healthy, biologically active soils, and our policy team has supported policies that creat... Read more

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

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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    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