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Industrial Hemp Production Field Day

Friday, September 6th, 2019, 8:30 am - 1:00 pm, $20 This event will focus on growth comparisons of 10 -15 different high CBD o... Read more

CBD Hemp Field Day

Friday, September 13, 2019, 1-5 pm This CBD hemp field day, organized by West Star Organics, Circadian Organics, UW-Madison Horticulture and Michael Fields Agricultural Institute, ... Read more

Successfully Applying to Grant Programs Workshop

Michael Fields and our partners announce two dates scheduled for day-long grantwriting workshops in September - September 17 in Marshfield and September 26 in Dodgeville... Read more

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

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Upcoming events

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April
  • 06

    "Circle of Poison" Film Screening

    6:30 pm-8:00 pm
    04-06-2017
    W2493 County Rd ES, East Troy, WI 53120, USA

        

    Once a pesticide is banned in the United States for its dangerous health and environmental effects, companies are still permitted to manufacture it for export only. This policy sends a message to the world that American lives are more valuable, yet ironically these toxic pesticides circulate the globe and come back to the US as residues on imported food in the circle of poison.

     

    Narrated by Elizabeth Kucinich and featuring interviews with President Jimmy Carter, Dr. Vandana Shiva, Professor Noam Chomsky, Senator Patrick Leahy, and His Holiness the Dalai Lama, the film exposes the shocking practice of corporate profit in the toxic pesticide trade. It takes viewers across the globe, to India, Mexico, Argentina, Bhutan, and the United States, to document the emotional stories of victims and the inspiring ways communities are fighting back.

    A straight forward indictment of longstanding ecological injustice.”   Hollywood Reporter

    “The filmmakers have managed to squeeze into the nearly 70 minutes of documentary…Enough to make the heart ache many times over. The film ably and competently drives home the message of what’s happening to our world. Its inhabitants, animals and food sources.”    New Yorkled

     

    RESERVE YOUR SEAT(S) HERE

     

  • 08

    Plate to Politics in WI, Sat. 4/8/17

    9:00 am-3:00 pm
    04-08-2017
    W2493 County Rd ES, East Troy, WI 53120, USA

  • 22

    Earth Day Fun Volunteer Opportunity

    2:00 pm-4:00 pm
    04-22-2017
    W2493 County Rd ES, East Troy, WI 53120, USA

    We just love volunteers around here!

    Join us on Saturday, April 22nd for an Earth Day Fun Volunteer Opportunity. We’re going to play outside in the soil, meet new friends, get some exercise, do good things for the Earth and clean up our garden to make way for the 2017 growing season! This will be a hands-on, burn some calories, get outside, dirty hands, smell the fresh air, feel good, clean up the Earth event. If you like to wear work gloves we recommend you bring your favorite pair. The work party will begin at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 22nd. Everyone is invited to participate!

    This event is also an Earth Day Motorcycle Run! A big thank you to volunteer Susie If you want to participate in the Run the ride leaves the Kwik Trip Gas Station on Hwy 164 and I43 in Big Bend at 1:00 pm and meets at Michael Fields Agricultural Institute at 2:00 p.m.

    Whether you plan to take part in the Motorcycle Run or just the work party – we hope you join us in celebrating Earth Day 2017!

     

  • 22

    "Creatures & Carvings of Spring" Opening Art Reception

    6:30 pm-8:00 pm
    04-22-2017
    Michael Fields Agricultural Institute, County Road ES, East Troy, WI, United States

     

     

  • 26

    Yoga

    6:00 pm-8:00 pm
    04-26-2017

    Yoga with Shelly

    Wednesdays

    Pricing
    $10 Drop in
    $40 for 5 classes

    HappenStance Yoga
    Shelly is a 200 hour certified yoga instructor from the Alignment Yoga program. A farmer and educatory by day, she admires nature and is excited to share her love of yoga with the community.

    Discover that ANY body can practice yoga! Increase strength with flexibility while quieting the mind.

    Classes are intended for beginning and intermediate students.

    Questions: happenstanceyoga@gmail.com