We’re in this together!
We’re in this together! This is a phrase I find myself saying more and more these days. In the spring things are busy with planting and transplanting and now it’s harvesting and weeding. There doesn’t seem to really be a down time but that’s not always a bad thing. As we all get to know […]
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.
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.
Biodynamic Methods into Practice on Your Farm and Garden
Join us on a journey into applied Biodynamic farming and gardening methods on April 12th from 9am until 3 pm at Michael Fields Agricultural Institute. If you have taken the Intro in Biodynamic Agriculture in the past, this workshop will teach you the next steps to follow.
Learn what tools you need to apply the preps, how to make biodynamic compost and how to apply the biodynamic standards to your farm and garden. Do you have questions about the preps or the calendar? This workshop is the best place to get answers.
Spring Means Seed Orders!
The last couple weeks have seemed like Christmas with all the boxes and packages from the various seed companies. I think only a gardener/farmer can appreciate the joy and anticipation that comes with each new package.