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Partner Highlight: Neighborhood Food Solutions and SUPPORT Helping Black Ex-Felons for Ag Business Development

MFAI’s new Southern Wisconsin Food Systems (SWFS) Program seeks to bridge the urban-rural divide by strengthening connections between farmers, business owners, and educators. This program engages fo... Read more

Coming Soon! Annual Seed Swap is ON this Year! April 24th @ the Brown Barn

Back by popular demand, our FREE seed swap event will be held in 2021 on April 24th, 9:00am-noon. Stop by the Brown Barn at any time to choose seeds for your garden! Dreaming about your garden? Jo... Read more

April 17 Workshop: Whole Garden & Farm Planning

REGISTER HERE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/whole-garden-farm-planning-making-the-most-of-your-space-tickets-131349025471 Saturday, April 17, 2021 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM Have a sma... Read more

NOW AVAILABLE – Revised Federal Program Guidebook on Building Sustainable Farms, Ranches, and Communities

Every 4-5 years, congress makes revisions to the Farm Bill which impacts the funding available for USDA grant and loan programs.  The bill also influences additional services provided by USDA agencie... Read more

Wisconsin Women in Conservation

New Initiative Champions Connections & Collaborative Learning With a long-standing commitment to conservation and land stewardship, Wisconsin women landowners and farmers share a love fo... 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

Growing Urban Leaders in Food Systems (GULFS)

OVERVIEW GULFS is a dynamic, interactive, and engaging youth-centered curriculum developing youth leaders in food systems change. Focused in Milwaukee and Madison, we aim for youth t... Read more

Upcoming events

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December
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    Dung Beetles - Free Labor for Healthy Pastures & Clean Water

    12:00 pm-1:00 pm
    12-11-2020

    Free Virtual Event, Friday, December 11TH, 12:00pm-1:00pm

    Register Online: https://bit.ly/39hoTTg
    Questions? Call Alejandra Hernandez at 316.305.5581

    Learn about:

    HOW DUNG BEETLES DISTRIBUTE NUTRIENTS
    HOW DUNG BEETLES FOSTER PASTURE & LIVESTOCK HEALTH
    THE ROLE OF DUNG BEETLES AND WATER INFILTRATION
    LEARN HOW TO USE A WATER INFILTRATION KIT

    Speakers include:

    KATIE ABBOTT, IOWA COUNTY CONSERVATIONIST
    LANDON BAUMGARTNER, CONSERVATION SPECIALIST
    DR. NADINE KRISKA, UW-WHITEWATER BIOLOGY
    CHERRIE NOLDEN, PH.D CANDIDATE & FARMER
    GENE SCHRIEFER, UW-EXTENSTION AG EDUCATOR