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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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July 23 - July 29
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    "Science & Civics: GMOs & Wisconsin" Panel Discussion

    12:00 pm-2:00 pm
    07-24-2017

    Monday, July 24, 2017, from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM

    Discovery Building
    330 North Orchard Street
    Madison, WI 53715

    There is an impassioned public controversy surrounding GMOs—and much confusion. The topic is especially relevant in Wisconsin, with UW-Madison College of Agricultural and Life Sciences scientists working at the forefront of GMO-related research, agriculture and the life science industries having invested heavily in the technology, and new developments affecting numerous stakeholders in agriculture, business, and the public sector. However, discussions about GE crops need to move past broad pro/con statements and address the complexities of this fast-evolving field.

    During this event, we will hear from expert panelists covering a range of perspectives related to this issue. We aim to increase understanding and collaboration around both the science and civic dimensions of the issue within the context of Wisconsin.

    Panelists include:
    Jim Holte, President, Wisconsin Farm Bureau
    Monique Liston, Graduate Student, Urban Education, University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee
    Margaret Krome, Policy Director, Michael Fields Agriculture Institute
    John Mesko, Executive Director, Midwest Organic & Sustainable Education Service
    Richard Amasino, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Professor in the Department of Biochemistry, College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS), University of Wisconsin – Madison
    Dietram Scheufele, John E. Ross Chair in Science Communication in the Department of Life Sciences Communication, CALS, University of Wisconsin–Madison
    Kim Bremmer, Motivational Agriculture Speaker, Ag Inspirations

    This event is part of the Science & Civics initiative, based on the premise that there is a dangerous gap in both civic literacy and scientific literacy in the United States. We see these two trends as connected, and believe addressing them together is vital to cultivating a citizenry capable of informed self-government. We recently launched a new report in partnership with some of the country’s leading practitioners and communicators of both civics and science: “Science & Civics: A Guide for Collaborative Action.” Now, we are hosting local public events in communities around the United States in order to share these ideas and bring them into local practice.

    This event is free, however please REGISTER ONLINE HERE

     

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    Yoga

    4:00 pm-6:00 pm
    07-26-2017

    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

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