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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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  • 10:30 am-3:30 pm
    06-30-2019
    3036 Ridgevue Rd, Ridgeway, WI

    3036 Ridgevue Rd, Ridgeway, WI

    3036 Ridgevue Rd, Ridgeway, WI (Exit 52 on Hwy 18/151)

    Growing small grains like wheat, rye, barley and oats can help farmers prevent nutrient run off and protect water quality -but the”grain chain” is a complex network of growers, processors, bakers, chefs and consumers.  How can farmers add these crops to their rotation and access the food grade market? Can eating more of these locally grown foods help change the agricultural landscape for the better? And how do we make these healthful foods accessible to all? We invite farmers and consumers alike to come explore these issues and discover ways to get involved in our burgeoning local grain economy.

    Please RSVP to meadowlarkorganics@gmail.com by June 15.

    Questions contact:
    Margaret Krome, Michael Fields Agricultural Institute, 608-628-2503
    or Halee Wepking, Meadowlark Organics, 608-636-6794