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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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August
  • 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