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During the current COVID-19 emergency the Michael Fields Agriculture Institutes main office will be closed. For the duration of this emergency situation staff will continue to work from their homes... 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

Cover crops, CO2 and carbon credits?

Cover crops are grown for several of their benefits, ranging from protecting and enhancing soil to pest suppression. What about using them to sequester atmospheric carbon to counter climate change, wh... Read more

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  • 7:00 pm-8:30 pm
    10-21-2018
    W2493 County Rd ES, East Troy, WI 53120, USA

    W2493 County Rd ES, East Troy, WI 53120, USA

    A talk by Jarrod Fowler, a horticulturist, entomologist, conservationist, and artist from Massachusetts. Information online at: jarrodfowler.com/info.html

    Biodynamics is a holistic approach that amplifies the health and vitality of farm organisms. Farmscaping is an ecological method that enhances wildlife habitats for biological pest regulation, Biodynamic Farmscaping increases farm fertility and immunity with medicinal plants and beneficial insects.  Learn to diagnose disorders, prescribe remedies, and administer antidotes that help nature heal.

     

     

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  • 10:00 am-2:00 pm
    10-24-2018
    5442 Co Rd ZZ, Dodgeville, WI 53533, USA

    5442 Co Rd ZZ, Dodgeville, WI 53533, USA

    MFAI and Iowa County’s Uplands Watershed Group invite you to a field day on Wednesday morning, October 24, 2018 on the Southwest Wisconsin dairy farm of Ryan Dolan and family.

    The topic: “Does Conservation Pay?”

    Location: Dolan Farms, 5443 County Rd ZZ, Dodgeville, WI 53533

    Schedule: The field day begins at 10:00, with presentations, tour, and (free) lunch to follow.

    For more information or to RSVP, please contact MFAI Policy Director Margaret Krome at mkrome@michaelfields.org or Iowa County Agricultural Extension Agent Gene Schriefer at gene.schriefer@ces.uwex.edu.

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