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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

Successfully Applying to Grant Programs Workshop

Michael Fields and our partners announce two dates scheduled for day-long grantwriting workshops in September - September 17 in Marshfield and September 26 in Dodgeville... Read more

Farm Aid Festival, Alpine Valley, Sept 21, 2019

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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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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