Michael Fields Agricultural Institute logo
Fostering Sustainable Agriculture through Research, Education and Policy since 1984

Uplands Watershed Field Day

You are invited to Meadowlark Organics Farm, Ridgeway, WI June 30th, 2019, 10:30 am - 3:30 pm, Lunch provided ... Read more

MFAI Invites You to Brunch – Featuring US grown Hemp

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

Connect

Upcoming events

< 2019 >
April
  • 06

    Culture and Cheese Class

    9:00 am-5:00 pm
    04-06-2019
    Cannot determine address at this location.

    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

  • 18

    Industrial Hemp Production Webinar Series #1

    9:00 am-1:00 pm
    04-18-2019

    Please join UW Extension, DATCP, and Michael Fields Agricultural Institute for the first in a series of webinars on industrial hemp production.

    While serious interest about industrial hemp production exists across the state from all types of growers and producers, there has been limited information available to farmers on agronomic production methods.

    The webinar will start with a discussion by DATCP on the ever-evolving legal regulations for production. Then presenters will lay out the agronomic basics for grain and fiber hemp separately from CBD hemp, with more of a focus placed on field prep and planting so growers can get as much information as possible before they put plants in the ground.

    Time for questions will be allotted at the end of each presentation as well an hour at the end of the webinar for continued and general questions.

    No registration is required, simply follow the link below to join the webinar. A recording will be made available to the public.

    AGENDA
    9:00-10am – DATCP Rules and Licensing – Melody Walker and Brenda Von Rueden, DATCP
    10-11am Grain and fiber hemp production – Bryan Parr, Legacy Hemp
    11-12pm – CBD hemp production – Shelby Ellison, UW Horticulture and Leah Sandler, Michael Fields Agricultural Institute
    12-12:10 – UW research program plans for 2019 – Rodrigo Werle, UW Agronomy
    12:10-1pm – Open Q&A for participants with all presenters

    CONNECTION INFORMATION
    Please click the link to join the webinar: https://uwextension.zoom.us/j/968147072
    Or Telephone: Dial (for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
    US: +1-646-558-8656 or +1-669-900-6833
    Webinar ID: 968 147 072