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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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  • 4:00 pm-8:00 pm
    08-07-2019

    Please join UW Extension, DATCP, and Michael Fields Agricultural Institute for the second in a series of webinars on industrial hemp production on August 7th, 2019 from 4 – 7pm.
    This webinar builds from prior presentations and will address current research being conducted around the state, DATCP sampling protocol and timelines, grower questions from this season, and important information regarding harvest technique and end of season markets. The webinar will be split into 2 1.5 hours sessions with time for questions at the end of each section to address written in questions (you can write in questions at https://uwmadison.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_bf1kskJWdZp3DWl) as well as live audience questions. The agenda is below and a link to join the webinar will be here soon.

    Additionally, the webinar will be recorded, and following editing, released to the public if you cannot join us on the 7th. You will be able to find it at the state’s hemp website (https://fyi.extension.wisc.edu/hemp) where the recordings for the first webinar on April 18th is available as well as other videos and documents regarding herbicide legality, pollen drift, and much more.

    AGENDA

    4:00 – 4:15pm – Welcome and Introduction to website and resources – Liz Binversie, Brown Co. Extension

    4:15 – 4:45pm – Updates from research throughout the state – Rodrigo Werle, UW Agronomy, Shelby Ellison, UW Horticulture, Leah Sandler, Michael Fields Agricultural Institute

    4:45 – 5:00pm – DATCP Sampling protocol and rules – Melody Walker, DATCP

    5:00 – 5:30pm – Questions from growers (written in) and live audience regarding in season problems and DATCP sampling

    5:30 – 6:15pm – Grain and fiber harvest – Bryan Parr, Legacy Hemp, Rodrigo Werle, UW Agronomy

    6:15 – 7:00pm – CBD hemp harvest – Shelby Ellison, UW Horticulture and Leah Sandler, Michael Fields Agricultural Institute

    7:00 – 7:30pm – Questions from growers (written in) and live audience regarding harvest questions

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