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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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  • 07

    Industrial Hemp Webinar Series #2

    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