A Night of Cooking & Eating – Friday Aug. 26th
Friday, August 26, 2016 5:30-8:30 pm What to do with all these veggies? How can I prepare healthy and tasty foods? Why not take a cooking lesson? Bring a friend and join Danielle Drogier and Lydia Gronwa from M.A.T.C. Dietetic Program for a night of deliciousness. We will begin cooking a 3-course meal at 5:30 […]
A Night of Cooking & Eating
Friday, August 26, 2016 5:30-8:30 pm What to do with all these veggies? How can I prepare healthy and tasty foods? Why not taking a cooking lesson? Bring a friend and join Danielle Drogier and Lydia Gronwa from M.A.T.C. Dietetic Program for a night of deliciousness. We will begin cooking a 3course meal at 5:30 […]
New Conservation Option for Organic Farms Unveiled
U.S. Department of Agriculture to assist in establishing up to 20,000 acres of new conservation buffers Washington, DC, February 26, 2016 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced a new conservation option for organic farmers–cost-share and land rental payments for field border buffers. Conservation buffers are an important conservation practice for all farms, but […]
Meet Laura Paine, MFAI’s new Board Vice President
Laura joined MFAI as a board member in the spring of 2014, she became Vice President January 1, 2016. It is important to her to contribute toward moving agriculture and the economy in a good direction. Her goal is to support MFAI transition its research focus to addressing future issues. Her interest in sustainable agriculture […]
How New USDA Risk Management Tools Can Help Diversified Producers – Webinar and Resources
Watch this webinar to learn more about USDA’s new Whole Farm Revenue Protection program, which provides diversified producers new options to cover various facets of their operation under one insurance policy. Watch the webinar to learn more!
Long Term Dairy Lease Opportunity
Turn-key certified organic dairy available for a long-term lease in SE Wisconsin. The land is owned and protected by a national Land Foundation, Yggdrasil Land Foundation (www.yggdrasillandfoundation.org). 450 acres, 240 fenced with improved lanes and pasture water system. Current well maintained facilities include a 16 unit swing over parlor and a nice 4 bedroom house […]
Seeds are Essential to Human Survival
Farmers may only be approximately 1% of the population, but eaters are nearly 100% of the population. If you go into a grocery store, you will find that most of the food items either started from a seed or ate something that started from a seed, I suppose at the most basic level we all […]
Everything Old is New Again
One of my students, Hoà, recently discovered our mulberries. Apparently she also has them in her native Vietnam and was happy to have a familiar taste here in the US. She harvested the berries and made a delicious juice concentrate that she shared the next day. That pretty much started the craze. After lunch all […]
What’s eating our research?
Also known as a natural history of the ground squirrel: Upon visiting our newly planted fields of research corn, we encountered something a little peculiar with the young sprouts. Our four inch corn was systematically dug out of the soil with the remainder of the plant lying next to a careful hole. We investigated, discussed, […]
Farm to Table Dinner in the Gardens
Please join us Friday, August 21, 2015, 6 pm for a beautiful dining experience.
What is Organic?
Organic – What does it mean? Consumers are faced with lots of labels on their food, which can be confusing. • As a consumer, Organic means that there are not any GE (genetically engineered) or GMO (genetically modified organisms) ingredients in your food – meaning the seeds used to grow your food were harvested from […]
Fruit Science Course
Mondays, June 1 – August 17, 4-9 pm, Gateway Technical College – Kenosha Campus
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 […]
Changes are in the air – Online Farm Store Ready!
There are a lot of exciting changes this year including a new selling avenue: www.FarmMatch.com/GardensatMichaelFields. Farm Match is an online Farmers’ Market. You can log on, see what’s currently available and then make your order. Pick-ups are at the Farm Store or at one of our drop-off sites. Payment can be by cash, check or credit card to make it even more convenient. Check us out!
Looking to Add More Organics to Your Diet? Join our Worker Shares!
Join our Worker Share program! The 2014 season begins the first week of June and runs through the end of August. If you can commit to a 4-6 hrs. work shift once a week during the summer, we’ll give you a credit of $260 to use at our Farm Store
365 Days of Seed!
Check out this short blog post for an update on initial plantings for the corn breeding program at Michael Fields!
FARRMS Grants to Grow
Grants to Grow may be used for sustainable additions to farms, transitions to organic farming practices, and other garden and farm projects that meet program guidelines. North Dakota producers may apply for grants of up to $1,000 and grant-and-loan combinations of up to $10,000.