Michael Fields Agricultural Institute logo
At the intersection of food, soil, climate, farming and water.

Organic Apple Tree Management Workshop

Virtual workshop, March 6, 2020, 9 am – Noon, $40, supplies included. This workshop will focus on organic apple tree management in the Upper Midwest. Applications will mostly be geared towards ba... Read more

No-Tilling Organic Soybeans with Spring-Interseeded Cereal Rye

More and more growers are experimenting with no-tilling organic soybeans. New research shows interseeding cereal rye in spring can improve weed suppression, but timing, row spacing and good stand esta... Read more

MFAI Tells State: “Investing in Soil Health Can Help Farmers and Save State Money”

In late July, Michael Fields sent a letter to the Wisconsin Governor's Task Force on Climate Change... Read more

MFAI to Start KernzaⓇ Research

MFAI is the recipient of a $250,000 grant from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture's Sustainable Agricultural Systems (SAS) program for perennial crop development efforts (see USDA's a... Read more

COVID-19 Resources for Farmers and Consumers

Hello Michael Fields Community, We’re hoping that you and your family are doing well during this increasingly tough time. The COVID-19 pandemic is touching nearly every part of our live... Read more

MFAI main office closed to the public at this time.

During the current COVID-19 public health crisis the Michael Fields Agriculture Institutes main office will be closed to the public. We will respond to your phone calls, e-mails, texts and electron... 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

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

Upcoming events

< 2019 >
  • 12:00 pm-1:00 pm

    Dr Leah Sandler will be giving a hemp lecture to this class.

  • 11:30 am-1:30 pm

    Lavish Brunch! Auctions! Prize Drawings!
    Home-made holiday desserts & unique holiday gift shopping from the Earth, for the Earth & about the Earth!
    11:30 AM Brunch, Sunday, December 8, 2019
    Michael Fields Agricultural Institute
    N8030 Townline Road, East Troy, WI
    Donation $25; Children 10 & under FREE
    Call to reserve: 262-684-5193
    Benefit for the Good Earth Church of the Divine (Interfaith)

    8th ANNUAL GOOD EARTH AWARD Honoring Lakeland Audubon Society ♫ LET HEAVEN & NATURE SING ♫
    This declining bird makes the longest non-stop migratory flight in the world, Alaska to New Zealand, over 7,000 miles without food or water. A wading bird, its name–godwit—comes from Old English, “good creature.”

  • 12:00 am

    Hosted by Compeer Financial.  Dr Leah Sandler will be a presenter.