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Tell USDA to Finalize the 2015 Origin of Livestock Rule to Close Organic Dairy Loopholes and Maintain High Organic Integrity Michael Fields Agricultural Institute is asking all certified organic fa... Read more

Free Resources Available to Assist Farmers through Wisconsin Farm Center

All farmers are eligible to contact Farm Center staff consultants through the Farm Center Helpline at 1-800-942-2474. All of the Farm Center’s services are free and confidential. ... Read more

Thank you Farm Aid

The annual farm-supporting musical and cultural extravaganza that is Farm Aid came to MFAI’s doorstep this month. Last Thursday, advocates from around the nation gathered in Lake Geneva for a day of... 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

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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July
  • 05

    Yoga

    4:00 pm-6:00 pm
    07-05-2017

    Yoga with Shelly

    Wednesdays 6-8 pm

    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

  • 08

    Composting with Purpose Field Day

    9:00 am-3:00 pm
    07-08-2017
    W2493 County Rd ES, East Troy, WI 53120, USA

    July 8th, 9 am – 3 pm, Full-day Field Day, Curtes Farm, 4200 Lily Road, West Bend, WI

    The advantage of hot controlled compost for improving soil fertility and the environment.

    This Field Day is an extension of the March Compost Workshop which explores the role of high quality compost on soil fertility and environmental systems challenged by today’s agricultural practices. This workshop  specifically discussed how to use a fast, hot fermentation compost method using animal manures and integrated with biodynamic farming principles. Whether its for your kitchen, home or farm resources, learn how to improve your existing compost system or design, implement and manage a new compost system.

    Instructor Angela Curtes is owner of Grounded LLC (www.groundedllc.net) a small business located in southeast Wisconsin, which produces, sells, and educates about a hot controlled fermentation compost integrating 12th century methods with biodynamic principles. A native of Wisconsin, Angela has worked for over 23 years in the fields of environmental and wilderness education, natural and farm lands preservation, and soil fertility, chromatography, compost production, and education. She has worked for local and national land trusts and private individuals aiding to preserve over 2,900 acres of natural and farm lands in southeast WI since 2001. Her latest venture in safeguarding our living soils, began in Germany in 2012 where she intensively studied the hot controlled compost method in large scale farming operations.

    Field Day Fee: $70 (includes lunch)
    Option to purchase book – ‘Humus on the Farm’ by Roland Ulrich for $18
    REGISTER HERE   Register today! Day of, walk-in fee is $10 more.

        

  • 09

    18th Annual AWME Summer Music Conference

    9:00 am-12:00 pm
    07-09-2017-07-14-2017
    W2493 County Rd ES, East Troy, WI 53120, USA

    July 9 – 14, 2017

    For music teachers, early childhood and class teachers, parents and administrators, this is a wonderful event to attend.

    The Association for Waldorf Music Education is very please to have the opportunity this Summer to host the Summer music conference at Michael Fields Agricultural Institute, East Troy WI.  Master teacher, Christiaan Boele, from Finland has been bringing his unique vocal skills to both the east and west coasts of the USA for several years now but this is the first time that he will be offering a week of vocal training in our region. Check out site for more conference information:  http://waldorfmusic.org/conferences-courses .

  • 10

    18th Annual AWME Summer Music Conference

    9:00 am-12:00 pm
    07-10-2017-07-15-2017
    W2493 County Rd ES, East Troy, WI 53120, USA

    July 9 – 14, 2017

    For music teachers, early childhood and class teachers, parents and administrators, this is a wonderful event to attend.

    The Association for Waldorf Music Education is very please to have the opportunity this Summer to host the Summer music conference at Michael Fields Agricultural Institute, East Troy WI.  Master teacher, Christiaan Boele, from Finland has been bringing his unique vocal skills to both the east and west coasts of the USA for several years now but this is the first time that he will be offering a week of vocal training in our region. Check out site for more conference information:  http://waldorfmusic.org/conferences-courses .

  • 11

    18th Annual AWME Summer Music Conference

    9:00 am-12:00 pm
    07-11-2017-07-16-2017
    W2493 County Rd ES, East Troy, WI 53120, USA

    July 9 – 14, 2017

    For music teachers, early childhood and class teachers, parents and administrators, this is a wonderful event to attend.

    The Association for Waldorf Music Education is very please to have the opportunity this Summer to host the Summer music conference at Michael Fields Agricultural Institute, East Troy WI.  Master teacher, Christiaan Boele, from Finland has been bringing his unique vocal skills to both the east and west coasts of the USA for several years now but this is the first time that he will be offering a week of vocal training in our region. Check out site for more conference information:  http://waldorfmusic.org/conferences-courses .