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Opportunities with Silvopasture

More Than Just Animals in The Woods FREE Virtual Event - Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021 12:00-1:00 PM CST  ... Read more

Organic Apple Tree Management Workshop

Virtual workshop, Saturday March 6, 2020, 9 am – Noon, $30, supplies will be sent via mail with a valid mailing address provided at registration. REGISTER HERE (http://bit.ly/3sTR3ev) on ... 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

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

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

Grant Programs And Financial Options For Farmers & Food Entrepreneurs

Are you looking for ways to develop your innovative agricultural business?  Join us for a workshop designed to help you identify whether grants or other financial options might be right for you. W... Read more

Upcoming events

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  • 12:00 pm-1:00 pm

    The Michael Fields Agricultural Institute works with the Iowa County Uplands Watershed Group, which was formed in the spring of 2016. The group is composed of a mixture of producers, whose practices affect the subwatershed feeding into the Wisconsin River, and eventually the Mississippi River.

    This producer-led group is hosting its second virtual event in lieu of in-person field events and in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The focus of this group’s second virtual event is on silvopasture.

    Silvopasture is an agroforestry system that combines trees and forages with livestock management. Join us while we discuss the fundamentals of silvopasture and hear from landowners and professionals on their experiences in implementing silvopasture as a land management practice.

    In addition, learn how to use a soil health kit and about soil health training programs available to farmers and agricultural professionals in and near 9 key element watersheds through the UW-Madison Division of Extension Conservation Professional Training program.


    Jan 27, 2021 12:00-1:00 PM CST

    Register here:https://bit.ly/39adXVx