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Action Alert

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

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

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

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Upcoming events

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February 25 - March 03
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    WI Cover Crops Conference

    9:00 am-5:00 pm
    02-27-2018
    964-1026 Amber Ave, Stevens Point, WI 54482, USA
    964-1026 Amber Ave, Stevens Point, WI 54482, USA

    The fifth annual Wisconsin Cover Crop Conference “Investing in Your Farm’s Future” will be held February 27th at the Holiday Inn and Conference Center, Stevens Point.

    Barry Fisher, Central Region Leader of the Natural Resources Conservation Service’s Soil Health Division will deliver the keynote address “Soil Health Principles: Using cover crops and reduced tillage to improve your crop rotation”. Fisher has extensive knowledge of soil health principles, 32-years’ experience helping farmers implement conservation practices to improve soil health and is himself a no-till farmer who uses cover crops.

    Other topics include cover crops for Wisconsin grain and livestock systems, risk management/ soil health economics, planter set-up for no-till and cover crops, cover crop basics, advanced cover cropping-seeding into standing crops and standing covers, and cover crop do’s and don’ts. Many of the presenters are Wisconsin grain and livestock farmers speaking from experience about what has worked and hasn’t worked in their Wisconsin cropping systems.

    There will be something for everyone, from farmer’s that have never tried cover crops to veteran cover croppers. The conference also has a trade show where participants and interact with industry representatives.

    Preregistration is required and an “early bird” discount is available. The cost of the conference is $40 through February 14th, $50 afterward and includes lunch and all materials. Five continuing education credits in crop and soil/ water management have been applied for. For more information and to register, go to the Cover Crops in Wisconsin website.

    This conference is a joint effort of the Michael Fields Institute, University of Wisconsin-Extension and the Wisconsin Natural Resources Conservation Service.

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    Seed Swap

    9:00 am-12:00 pm
    03-03-2018
    W2493 County Rd ES, East Troy, WI 53120, USA
    W2493 County Rd ES, East Troy, WI 53120, USA

    Bring your extra seeds. Bring your friends.

    No seeds to share? No problem!
    We have a plenty of native flowers seeds, spinach, lettuce, sunflower, calendula, chive, basil, pea, dill, and tomato seeds and more!

    Free Family Friendly Event!

    No sign up required. See you March 3rd!

    In the Big Brown Barn
    Michael Fields Agricultural Institute
    W2493 County Rd ES
    East Troy, WI 53120

    Questions please contact Allison, 262-642-3303 ext 107 or email.