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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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  • 4:00 pm-8:00 pm
    08-07-2019

    Please join UW Extension, DATCP, and Michael Fields Agricultural Institute for the second in a series of webinars on industrial hemp production on August 7th, 2019 from 4 – 7:30 pm. This webinar builds from prior presentations and will address current research being conducted around the state, DATCP sampling protocol and timelines, grower questions from this season and important information regarding harvest technique and end of season markets. The agenda can be viewed below. To join the webinar please follow this link: https://uwextension.zoom.us/j/196370261

    The entirety of the webinar will be recorded, and following editing, released to the public if you cannot join us on the 7th. You will be able to find the recording at the state’s hemp website ( https://fyi.extension.wisc.edu/hemp ) that also includes recordings from the April 18th webinar and other videos and documents regarding herbicide legality, pollen drift, and much more.

    4:00 – 4:15pm – Welcome and introduction to website and resources – Liz Binversie, Brown Co. Extension

    4:15 – 4:45pm – Updates from research throughout the state – Rodrigo Werle, UW Agronomy, Shelby Ellison, UW Horticulture, Leah Sandler, Michael Fields Agricultural Institute

    4:45 – 5:00pm – DATCP Sampling protocol and rules – Melody Walker, DATCP

    5:00 – 5:30pm – Questions from growers (written in and live audience) regarding in season problems and DATCP sampling

    5:30 – 6:30pm – Grain and fiber harvest – Bryan Parr, Legacy Hemp

    6:30 – 7:00pm – CBD hemp harvest – Shelby Ellison, UW Horticulture and Leah Sandler, Michael Fields Agricultural Institute

    7:00 – 7:30pm – Questions from growers (written in and live audience) regarding harvest

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