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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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  • 9:00 am-12:00 pm
    03-16-2019
    W2493 County Rd ES, East Troy, WI 53120, USA

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

    Saturday, March 16, 2019 9 am – Noon, $40

    In this class, you will learn the basic steps on how to start beekeeping. Local beekeeper, Dan O’Leary, of Honey Valley Beekeeping, will tell you how to choose a site for your hives, where you can obtain your bees and equipment, how to properly care for your bees, how to collect the honey and also how to overwinter your hive. This is the perfect beginner class for the hobby beekeeper.

    Instructor Dan O’Leary Dan has cared for bees for over 20 years. He has also shared his experiences and knowledge with the garden students at Michael Fields Agricultural Institute for over 10 years. Dan has followed his family’s love for bees. Dan’s grandfather had bees, his father, siblings, son and now his grandsons are helping him carry on the family tradition.

    Register online now

    This workshop is very popular and space in limited, sign up today!  Registration ends March 13th at midnight. Day of walk-in registration will be $50.

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

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  • 6:00 pm-7:00 pm
    03-28-2019

    Jim Stute, PhD, Research Director at Michael Fields Agricultural Institute, will be discussing the benefits of cover crops for your garden’s soil health.

    Waukesha State Bank in Oconomowoc
    1227 Corporate Center Dr., Oconomowoc
    Hwy. 67 and Corporate Center Dr. (just north of I-94)

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