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Free Resources Available to Assist Farmers through Wisconsin Farm Center

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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

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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

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Introducing the New Uplands Watershed Group Website

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Upcoming events

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January 5
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    Farm Law 101 Workshop

    10:00 am-12:00 pm
    01-05-2018-01-06-2018

    From hiring workers, leasing or buying land, implementing food safety measures, negotiating sales, forming an LLC, filing taxes, getting insurance and so on—legal issues work their way into every aspect of the sustainable farm. The good news is that developing a strong, legally resilient farm business is easier than you think!

    Farm Law 101 is not a boring lecture filled with legal lingo, this workshop will be co-facilitated by an attorney and 1 or 2 farmers. User-friendly legal education will be integrated with practical, on the ground experience, including input from participants. Expect a compelling, informative, and engaging workshop that will inspire you to take action to build a stronger, more resilient farm!

    This workshop will empower direct to consumer farmers to move forward on legal issues of greatest importance to their operation.

    Two day Agenda:

    Friday
    LLCs, Partnerships, and Corporations
    Leasing Land
    Insurance: Crops/Livestock, General Liability (Property/Casualty)

    Saturday
    Employment Law
    Interns and Volunteers
    Food Safety

    See Full Agenda here

    Cost: $15 per day or $25 for both days

    All workshop materials included, and lunch and dinner are provided Friday with a light breakfast on Saturday.

    Location: Michael Fields Agricultural Institute
    W2493 County Rd ES
    East Troy, WI 53120

    REGISTER HERE Registration deadline is December 28, 2017

    Lodging: A block of rooms for Friday, January 5th, has been reserved at the Quality Inn East Troy, until December 16, 2017. Reserve your room by phone 262-642-2100, use group code: MFAI Farm Law. On-site lodging is also available, call Perry Brown for more information, 262-642-3303, ext. 119.

    Financial assistance available to qualified Farm Operators. Call Perry Brown 262-642-3303 ext. 119