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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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  • 8:45 am-1:00 pm
    09-04-2018
    W2493 County Rd ES, East Troy, WI 53120, USA

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

    The tour starts at Michael Fields Agricultural Institute looking at the high CBD oil organic hemp plot, then we will visit Turtle Creek Gardens in Delavan and their high CBD oil hemp and grain hemp plots, and then onto MFAI’s other industrial hemp research plots. Transportation is provided.

    Tour talks by Jim Stute, Research Director MFAI,  Janet Gamble and Steve Tomlins, Turtle Creek Gardens, and Brian Parr, Agronomist Legacy Hemp.

    Lunch will be provided in The Big Brown at the Institute after the tour, with an Industrial Hemp fertility discussion with representatives from Purple Cow Organics.

    Please arrive at 8:45am to check-in. The day will wrap up about 1:00 pm.

    Advance registration: $15. Thank you for registering prior to the event, this helps us with planning for the day.

    Day of /walk-in: $20

    Register online now

     

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  • 6:30 pm-8:00 pm
    09-22-2018
    W2493 County Rd ES, East Troy, WI 53120, USA

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

    Saturday, September 22, 2018 ~ 6:30 to 8pm

    The OPENING RECEPTION is FREE – Refreshments served & music: “Autumn” by Vivaldi will be offered at the reception only in the Big Brown Barn (W2493 CR ES, East Troy WI 53120).

    A fascinating exhibition of ceramic works featuring Wisconsin Artist MICHAEL IMES is on display at Michael Fields Agricultural Institute.  This fabulous art exhibition is hosted by The Good Earth Church of the Divine in collaboration with
    Michael Fields Agricultural Institute.  Imes ceramic works will be on display September 22nd to mid-December, 2018
    Visit WEEKDAY HOURS 10:00am—4:00pm and WEEKENDS BY APPOINTMENT.
    Admission is FREE ~ For more information or to schedule a weekend viewing, call 262-684-5193.

    Click here for the opening reception information.

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