Don’t miss this upcoming workshop: Farm Preservation in Estate Planning
September 27th at Michael Fields Agricultural Institute in East Troy, three experts will offer education and resources to preserve your farm for future generations. Farmer Faculty, Angie Curtes, Joy Kirkpatrick, and Jim Welsh will guide participants through the many issues to consider as you begin to develop, communicate and implement a succession plan for your […]
Little Green Thumbs Project
First meeting June 17th at 6.00 pm at Michael Fields Agricultural Institute Are you a parent who likes to garden? Would you like your children to join you in the garden? The Little Green Thumbs Project makes this possible. Michael Fields Agricultural Institute is offering families of East Troy an opportunity to spend time together […]
Farm Preservation & Financial Management Tools For Farmers Workshops
Farm Preservation in Estate Planning – September 27 from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. This workshop provides an overview of agricultural trends that can compel farm owners and families to explore estate planning options and preservation tools to help secure their farms for future farming opportunities. Learn about issue to consider as you begin to […]
The Gathering of SE WI & The Fresh Produce Preservation Project
The Gathering of Southeast Wisconsin – a 501 (c)(3) community meal program in Milwaukee – is hoping to connect with local farms/food sources who may be interested in partnering with the Fresh Produce Preservation Project (FPPP). With the FPPP, The Gathering is able to collect donation of extra produce and then prepare and freeze the […]
Shepherd’s College Students Learning to Grow
Over the past several years, Michael Fields Agricultural Institute has been honored in the presence of students from Shepherds College (Union Grove, Wisconsin). This association was originally developed by former garden manager Janet Gamble and was continued because of the valuable relationship and experience we expected to gain again this year. We weren’t disappointed. Beginning […]
Michael Fields Staff Day Out
Early June set the stage for a Michael Fields Staff Day Out to the “Big City”. The purpose of this full-day event was to introduce many of our new personnel to our sustainability cousins in Milwaukee: Growing Power and the Urban Ecology Center. As most everyone knows, Growing Power’s goal is to grow community and […]
Carroll University Student’s Growing Interest
This past September, Carroll University Sociology Professor Bill Tarman-Ramcheck visited Michael Fields Agricultural Institute with two of his students, Sara Lucchesi and Mary Levandoski, to help plant trees in Michael Field’s Stella Gardens. This event was part of an effort to help transition Stella Gardens towards a longer-term sustainable future. While perennial fruit and nut […]
Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)
Michael Fields Agricultural Institute is offering again, at the end of January 2012, Community Supported Agriculture classes for beginning farmers. I have been a CSA member for a few years now, both in Iowa and Wisconsin, and I have to say it was one of the best decisions I have made (when it comes to […]
Little Green Thumbs Project
Children’s Garden at Michael Fields Agricultural Institute
The Little Green Thumbs Project is a community initiative.
Time in the garden is a time to learn real life skills and community
interaction. The kindergarten and first grade students from Leona Doubek
Elementary are mentored by the students from East Troy High School. They planted the seeds together, transplanted the seedlings, and were left to interact at will.
Friends in Sustainable Agriculture
A helping hand is always appreciated and we certainly are grateful to this bunch. Please support our friends in sustainable agriculture!