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More Crops Get Coronavirus Assistance: CFAP2

Another $14 billion available for farms/ranches.  Contact your USDA-Farm Service Agency office today. CFAP 1 helped support farmers whose crops suffered market losses due to the p... Read more

No-Tilling Organic Soybeans with Spring-Interseeded Cereal Rye

More and more growers are experimenting with no-tilling organic soybeans. New research shows interseeding cereal rye in spring can improve weed suppression, but timing, row spacing and good stand esta... Read more

MFAI Tells State: “Investing in Soil Health Can Help Farmers and Save State Money”

In late July, Michael Fields sent a letter to the Wisconsin Governor's Task Force on Climate Change... 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

Conservation Roadtrip

The Uplands Virtual Conservation Roadtrip is a collaborative project between Michael Fields Agricultural Institute and farmers in the Iowa Co... 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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  • 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

     

     

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