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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

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 26
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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