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Financial Support for Farmers during the COVID-19 Pandemic

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MFAI to Start Kernza Research

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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

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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Upcoming events

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    Uplands Watershed Field Day

    10:30 am-3:30 pm
    06-30-2019
    3036 Ridgevue Rd, Ridgeway, WI

    3036 Ridgevue Rd, Ridgeway, WI (Exit 52 on Hwy 18/151)

    Growing small grains like wheat, rye, barley and oats can help farmers prevent nutrient run off and protect water quality -but the”grain chain” is a complex network of growers, processors, bakers, chefs and consumers.  How can farmers add these crops to their rotation and access the food grade market? Can eating more of these locally grown foods help change the agricultural landscape for the better? And how do we make these healthful foods accessible to all? We invite farmers and consumers alike to come explore these issues and discover ways to get involved in our burgeoning local grain economy.

    Please RSVP to meadowlarkorganics@gmail.com by June 15.

    Questions contact:
    Margaret Krome, Michael Fields Agricultural Institute, 608-628-2503
    or Halee Wepking, Meadowlark Organics, 608-636-6794