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  • Cover Crops Farm Tour & Seafood
    9:00 am-1:00 pm
    10-09-2017
    Spring Green, WI 53588, USA

    Spring Green, WI 53588, USA

    Wisconsin Conservation Farming with Gulf Seafood!

    Join Iowa County’s Uplands Farmer-Led Watershed Group for a farm tour followed by brats and seafood

    9:00 am Fazenda Boa Terra produce farm (Lidida Dunge and John Middleton), 6580 State Rd 23, Spring Green
    10:00 am Michael Dolan’s cover crops, State Rd 23
    10:45 am Uplands Cheese dairy farm (Scott & Liana Mericka and Andy & Caitlin Hatch), 5023 State Rd 23 N, Dodgeville

    Farm tour followed by lunch at Uplands Cheese Farm

    Come discuss cover crop practices for fresh market produce, grain and dairy systems. See no-till drilling, irrigation, manure management, and other strategies to conserve soil and nutrients.

    Then enjoy brats, plus seafood caught by fishermen in the Gulf – whose challenges with nutrient build-up and biological die-off in the Gulf Dead Zone we seek to help through our conservation practices.

    REGISTER ONLINE HERE

    For more information, contact: Margaret Krome, Michael Fields Agricultural Institute, 608-238-1440
    or Gene Schriefer, Iowa County Extension, 608-930-9850

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  • Food Writing on the Farm
    9:00 am-4:00 pm
    10-21-2017
    W2493 County Rd ES, East Troy, WI 53120, USA

    W2493 County Rd ES, East Troy, WI 53120, USA

    Saturday, October 21, 2017
    9:00 AM – 4:00 PM CDT

    Food is rooted in a sense of place. What better place to explore this at Michael Fields Agricultural Institute, East Troy WI? Nationally published food writer Kristine Hansen, who has written for Cooking Light, Wine Enthusiast, TIME, Vogue.com and Fodors.com, leads this day-long food-writing intensive. The Mindful Palate owner Annie Wegner LeFort’s delicious locally sourced cuisine will keep our writing minds fueled. Whether you want to launch a food-writing career, take it to the next level, or indulge in a creative-writing retreat, why don’t you join us?

    Included in the day:
    -four hour-long workshops
    -contact info for paying markets and other opportunities
    -one-on-one meetings with Kristine (first 10 who sign up)
    -multi-course, farm-to-table lunch (Winter Squash and Kale Salad with Pesto Vinaigrette, Curried Green Tomato Soup, Adventure Bread, and Chinese 5-Spice Apple Galette.)
    -morning and afternoon snacks (Sage and Cranberry Scones (AM), Protein Punched Granola Bars (PM))
    -coffee and tea all day long
    -opportunity to explore the farm during harvest

    For more information contact:
    Annie: awl@mindfulpalatemke.com
    Kristine: kristinehansenwriter@gmail.com

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