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Novel Covers and Crops for Organic Agriculture Virtual Field Day

MFAI is hosting a FREE live virtual field day, Wednesday, August 5, 2020, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm (CST). ... Read more

MFAI to Start Kernza Research

MFAI is the recipient of a $250,000 grant from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture's Sustainable Agricultural Systems (SAS) program for perennial crop development efforts (see USDA's a... 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

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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September
  • 06

    Industrial Hemp Production Field Day

    8:45 am-1:00 pm
    09-06-2019
    N8030 Townline Rd, East Troy, WI

    This event will focus on growth comparisons of 10 -15 different high CBD oil Hemp cultivar lines with comparative CBD/THC tested levels, grain hemp production and a visit to an 8+ acre direct seeded high CBD oil hemp field.

    The tour starts at Michael Fields Agricultural Institute looking at the high CBD oil organic hemp plot, then we will visit Turtle Creek Gardens in Delavan and their high CBD oil hemp and grain hemp plots, and then onto Shawn Klugs Operation.

    Transportation and lunch will be provided.

    Space for this event is limited so reserve your spot early.  Preregistration is required.

    Registration fee: $20  REGISTER ONLINE HERE

    Please arrive at 8:15 am to check-in.

    Questions contact Leah Sandler at lsandler@michaelfields.org, 262-642-3303 ext 127

  • 13

    CBD Hemp Field Day

    1:00 pm-5:00 pm
    09-13-2019

    This CBD hemp field day, organized by West Star Organics, Circadian Organics, UW-Madison Horticulture and Michael Fields Agricultural Institute, will focus on the harvesting, processing, and markets of CBD hemp.

    Included in the afternoon will be a panel discussion led by experienced producers, tour of an ongoing fertility trial, harvest demonstration, as well as a panel discussing markets with retailers, extractors and those involved in the process.

    Companies that are processing, extracting, and buying and selling will be present. Following the presentations, a networking hour will be hosted at the farm to allow growers and attendees to network with those involved in the extracting and marketing of CBD.

    Location: West Star Organics, 2555 West Star Road, Cottage Grove, WI 53527

    When: September 13, 2019, 1-5 pm

    Registration Fee: $15  REGISTER ONLINE HERE

    Preregistration is required.

            

  • 14

    Hemp Brunch

    11:00 am-1:00 pm
    09-14-2019

    This event has been cancelled.

  • 17

    Successful Grant-writing Workshop

    9:00 am-4:00 pm
    09-17-2019

    DO YOU HAVE A FOOD OR FARM BUSINESS?  ARE YOU INTERESTED IN TRYING OUT A NEW IDEA?
    Join us for a workshop designed to help you identify which grants or other financial options might be right for you. This workshop will address ways to plan your project and strengthen your application.

    Cental WI – Marshfield, WI

    REGISTRATION FEE OF $15 WILL COVER THE COST OF LUNCH AND MATERIALS

    To register visit: http://bit.ly/Aggrants or, contact the Marathon County Extension office at: (715) 261 – 1245

    *Early-bird registration closes on Sept 10th

    More info, other workshop dates/locations, and the AGENDA here

  • 26

    Successful Grant-writing Workshop

    9:00 am-4:00 pm
    09-26-2019

    DO YOU HAVE A FOOD OR FARM BUSINESS? ARE YOU INTERESTED IN TRYING OUT A NEW IDEA?
    Join us for a workshop designed to help you identify which grants or other financial options might be right for you. This workshop will address ways to plan your project and strengthen your application.

    Thursday, September 26th – Southern WI – Iowa County
    Iowa County Health and Human Services Building, Community Room,
    303 W. Chapel Street, Dodgeville, WI 53533
    *Early-bird registration closes on Sept 19th

    REGISTRATION FEE OF $15 WILL COVER THE COST OF LUNCH AND MATERIALS

    Scholarships are available to help cover the registration fee. Please ask for more information during registration.
    To register, contact: Barry Hottmann or Gene Schriefer at barry.hottmann@ces.uwex.edu or gene.schriefer@ces.uwex.edu or 608-930-9850.

    More info, other workshop dates/locations, and AGENDA here