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Seed Swap

Are you dreaming about your garden?  Join us at our 4th Annual Seed Swap!... Read more

Beekeeping for Beginners Workshop

Saturday, March 14, 2020 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 t... Read more

Making More from Milk Course

March 24-25, 2020 at the Hampton Inn and Suites in Madison (440 W Johnson St, Madison, WI 53703) Spend two full days--planning for your future! How can YOU "make more from milk"? Tuesday,... 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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    Culture and Cheese Class

    9:00 am-5:00 pm
    04-06-2019
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    Saturday, April 6th from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

    A hands-on, comprehensive, “How to” deal with milk class instructed by expert Linda Conroy.  This all-day class will go through the process of making several cultured milk products and simple cheese using organic milk from Grassway Organics.

    The day will begin 9 a.m. sharp at Grassway Organics, W2716 Friemoth Rd. East Troy, WI, with a dairy tour and picking up milk and tools for the class.  The class portion will be held at Michael Fields Agricultural Institute at 10 a.m.  Lunch is included as well as many samples of products made & discussed in class.  The cost is $95.  Click here to register or for more information call 920.894.4201