Michael Fields Agricultural Institute Receives $40,000 Challenge Grant
November 14, 2011
East Troy – Michael Fields Agricultural Institute recently received a $40,000 Challenge Grant from RSF Social Finance, San Francisco, for general operating support! The grant requires a two-to-one match up to the $40,000 cap which means MFAI needs to raise $80,000 to take full advantage of the grant funds. The challenge has been made, and the Institute’s Board of Directors are busy figuring out ways to reach the goal of 80K by the end of this fiscal year. “A fundraiser, held recently at the home of Board member Carol Moseley Braun has gotten us off to a good start,” stated Board President, Beth Bovis. “What we need now,” according to Executive Director, David Andrews, “is for those citizens who value the importance of locally grown, organic and biodynamic fruits and vegetables to step forward and help us reach our goal.” Michael Fields is not a newcomer to the Sustainable Agriculture movement. The Institute is one of only a handful of organizations doing research on organic corn varieties, along with educational workshops for beginning farmers, and policy work in Wisconsin and nationally.
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