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Industrial Hemp Production Field Day

Friday, September 6th, 2019, 8:30 am - 1:00 pm, $20 This event will focus on growth comparisons of 10 -15 different high CBD o... Read more

CBD Hemp Field Day

Friday, September 13, 2019, 1-5 pm This CBD hemp field day, organized by West Star Organics, Circadian Organics, UW-Madison Horticulture and Michael Fields Agricultural Institute, ... 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 Concert at 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

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September 22 - September 28
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    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

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