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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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April 14 - April 20
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    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

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