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COVID-19 Resources for Farmers and Consumers

Hello Michael Fields Community, We’re hoping that you and your family are doing well during this increasingly tough time. The COVID-19 pandemic is touching nearly every part of our live... Read more

MFAI main office closed to the public at this time.

During the current COVID-19 public health crisis the Michael Fields Agriculture Institutes main office will be closed to the public. We will respond to your phone calls, e-mails, texts and electron... Read more

Urgent, Simple Action for Farmers to Stop Climate Change

Farmers across the Midwest went to the mat with climate change this year, from a cold and wet spring that slowed or prevented planting, to severe storms that damaged fields and roads, to a soggy fall ... Read more

Conservation Roadtrip

The Uplands Virtual Conservation Roadtrip is a collaborative project between Michael Fields Agricultural Institute and farmers in the Iowa Co... Read more

We need an all-hands-on-deck effort to support farmers in crisis

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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

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

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Upcoming events

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  • 5:00 pm-7:00 pm
    08-02-2016

    Instructors Amber Miller and Heather Lux from WWBIC
    This class will be a chance to ask questions as to how to put all this information together to create a business plan worthy of funding. WWBIC personnel are trained to help small and new business owners navigate the seas of the start-up world and will can work with you to create the best business plan for your farm or small business. Remember: No one plans to fail, they fail to plan.
    Register for this class here

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  • 6:00 pm-8:00 pm
    08-19-2016

    No additional detail for this event.

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  • 6:00 pm-8:00 pm
    08-20-2016

    No additional detail for this event.

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  • 5:30 pm-8:30 pm
    08-26-2016

    What to do with all these veggies? How can I prepare healthy and tasty foods?  Why not taking a cooking lesson?

    Bring a friend and join Danielle Drogier and Lydia Gronwa from M.A.T.C. Dietetic Program for a night of deliciousness. We will begin cooking a 3course meal at 5:30 pm. The menu will be determined by what is fresh in theorganic garden. Each course will be accompanied by a wine pairing. Cooking lesson in The Big Brown Barn’s commercial kitchen.

    $60 per person

    Seats are limited get your tickets now! Buy Tickets Proceeds go to support the intern program at Michael Fields.

  • 5:30 pm-8:30 pm
    08-26-2016

    What to do with all these veggies? How can I prepare healthy and tasty foods?  Why not taking a cooking lesson?

    Bring a friend and join Danielle Drogier and Lydia Gronwa from M.A.T.C. Dietetic Program for a night of deliciousness. We will begin cooking a 3course meal at 5:30 pm. The menu will be determined by what is fresh in theorganic garden. Each course will be accompanied by a wine pairing. Cooking lesson in The Big Brown Barn’s commercial kitchen.

    $60 per person

    This event has been cancelled.

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  • All day
    08-30-2016

    In Lancaster, Wisconsin.

    The one-day conference whose theme is “Coupling soil health and economics” will feature a bus tour highlighting the operations of several local cover crop uses, both dairy/ livestock and cash grain as well as cover crop research at the Lancaster Research Station. Special emphasis will be placed on using cover crops to improve the “bottom line”. Continuing education credits for agricultural professionals will be available.

    The conference is a joint effort of the Michael Fields Agricultural Institute, Wisconsin NRCS, UW-Extension and UW Agricultural Research Stations.

    Please check back later this spring for the full program and additional details. For more information please contact Jim Stute, (262) 642-3303 ext. 112, jstute@michaelfields.org

  • 9:00 am-4:00 pm
    08-30-2016

    Starts and ends at the Grant County UW-Extension Office:
    Youth & Agriculture Center
    916 E Elm Street, Suite A
    Lancaster, WI 53813-0031

    The one-day conference whose theme is “Coupling soil health and economics” will feature a bus tour highlighting the operations of several local cover crop uses, both dairy/ livestock and cash grain as well as cover crop research at the Lancaster Research Station. Special emphasis will be placed on using cover crops to improve the “bottom line”. Continuing education credits for agricultural professionals will be available.

    The conference is a joint effort of the Michael Fields Agricultural Institute, Wisconsin NRCS, UW-Extension and UW Agricultural Research Stations.

    Registration is required by August 20 to assist with event planning. Online registration here.

    To register by email contact:  Wisconsin Cover Crops Conference, WCCC@michaelfields.org

    To register by phone contact:  Ted Bay, Grant County UW-Extension, (608)723-2125

    Cost of the conference is $30 which includes lunch and materials (fee waived for NRCS personnel). Five CEUs in crop management are available. For more information contact Jim Stute: (262) 642-3303, extension 112 or jstute@michaelfields.org

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