Farm Tour & Seafood, October 9, 2017
SAVE THE DATE – Monday, October 9, 2017, Wisconsin Conservation Farming with Gulf Seafood! Join Iowa County’s Uplands Farmer-Led Watershed Group for a farm tour followed by brats and seafood. Starts at 9 am […]
Spotlight on Agricultural Fundraising – April 2016
Check out these agricultural funding opportunities for Farmers and Ag Professionals as of mid-April 2016.
Producers, Agency Partner, and MFAI Staff Honored for Conservation Stewardship Program Efforts
Sign up for CSP by March 31, 2016 Madison, Wis. – March 8, 2016 – The Michael Fields Agricultural Institute (MFAI) today honored local staff at The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), in recognition of their efforts to promote and advance NRCS’ premier working lands conservation program, the Conservation […]
USDA Encourages Michigan Landowners to Sign-Up for Conservation Planning by June 12
EAST LANSING, May 7, 2015 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture is calling on Michigan farmers and private forest owners to sign up for conservation planning assistance by June 12. Conservation planning identifies resource concerns on farm and forest land and helps landowners obtain USDA financial assistance to address them. “Conservation planning is the first […]
Wisconsin CSP Farmers – Renew Contracts Now!
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is now accepting applications to re-enroll in the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) through March 31, 2015.
Conservation Stewardship Program Serves Farmers of All Types and All Sizes
The Natural Resources Conservation Service is currently accepting, ranking, and funding applications for the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) until February 27th. Interested farmers can apply year round, but to be considered for funding, applications should be turned in by the February deadline. The 2014 Farm Bill has authorized more than 7.5 million acres to be enrolled in the program this year – almost as much land as the states of Vermont and Delaware combined.
This Valentine’s Day, spread the love, donate to Michael Fields today!
Show the Earth you love sustainable agriculture and give a gift to Michael Fields. We need your help educating the next generation of farmers. We need your help to promote responsible public policy in the areas of sustainable agriculture and conservation. We need your help to promote, give, and fund the educational programs and field […]
Comment on the Conservation Stewardship Program Today! Deadline is Jan. 20th, 2015
If you care about sustainable agriculture and conservation, please take the time to provide input during the Natural Resource Conservation Service’s public comment period on the Conservation Stewardship Program.
2014 Wisconsin Cover Crops Conference a Huge Success!
The WI Cover Crops Conference, hosted by Michael Fields Ag Institute, NRCS WI, UW-Extension and sponsored by North Central SARE, was a huge success. With over 100 attendees, this conference advanced the spread of knowledge on cover crops in Wisconsin and educated farmers, agency, and non-profit staff on the economic and soil health benefits of cover crops.
NRCS Extends CSP Sign-up Period – Deadline February 7th, 2014 – Apply Now!
The Natural Resources Conservation Service recently announced another sign-up period for the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP). Producers interested in taking the next step to implement conservation practices on their lands need to submit their applications before the January 17th deadline to get funding in 2014.
Richland Center Farmer Enrolls 800,000th WI Acre in Conservation Stewardship Program
Earlier this year, farmer Calvin Sebranek of Fancy Creek Farms, Richland Center enrolled the 800,000th acre in the USDA’s Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) for the State of Wisconsin. He will be receiving awards from the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection (DATCP) and USDA’s Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS), highlighting his exemplary stewardship practices and years of commitment to implementing conservation in his operations.