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Great Lakes Response – COVID-19 Farmer Resilience Initiative

Family farmers in the Great Lakes region impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic can now access much-needed relief. Farm Aid, in partnership with Great Lakes area organizations, is awarding $500 emergenc... 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

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

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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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