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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

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

Thank you Farm Aid

The annual farm-supporting musical and cultural extravaganza that is Farm Aid came to MFAI’s doorstep this month. Last Thursday, advocates from around the nation gathered in Lake Geneva for a day of... Read more

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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Upcoming events

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September 08 - September 14
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    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.

            

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    Hemp Brunch

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

    This event has been cancelled.