Michael Fields Farm Acquisition Protects Waterways, Catalyzes Farm Research
Walk onto the Michael Fields Agriculture Institute’s recent land purchase, you will see 200-plus acres of farmland that is vital to the surrounding ecosystem. Land, and how it is cared for, is integral to overall environmental health. The Institute and its partners will be contributing to the protection of Wisconsin’s natural resources by tending the […]
What a beautiful sight!
Cow horns filled with manure, all in a row, earth bound and ready for winter. During the winter, they are receptive to cosmic-forces and are unearthed in the spring as Biodynamic preparation 500. After stirring a portion of the contents in water for an hour, the mixture is applied to fields to promote soil health, […]
Cover Crops Field Day of the SW Wisconsin Farmer Innovation Network
Cover crops can increase soil health, fertility and yields, help crops withstand
drought, reduce flooding, reduce weeds and other pests, decrease erosion,
capitalize on nutrients already in the soil, and help farmers save money.
We will tour two fields, where Mr. Stelpflug will share his experiences, invite
other farmers to share theirs, and MFAI’s Research Director, Dr. Jim Stute,
will answer questions about cover crops, based on research conducted around
2015 Wisconsin Cover Crops Conference a Success!
East Troy, WI – On Friday, August 14, 2015, the Michael Fields Agricultural Institute, in collaboration with the Natural Resources Conservation Service of WI, UW-Extension, and Organic Valley hosted the 2015 WI Cover Crops Conference.
MFAI Celebrates 30th Anniversary and Field Day
Celebrate MFAI’s 30th Anniversary in Sustainable Agriculture with featured speaker Fred Kirschenmann & founder Christopher Mann. Cover Crops Field Day held prior to the celebration!
NRCS Announces Special Cover Crop Sign-up — Deadline July 11th
The U.S. Dept. of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has announced a special funding opportunity to help landowners plant cover crops for erosion control, soil improvement or other conservation needs.
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.
Wisconsin Cover Crops Conference – March 13 & 14 – Kalahari Resorts
The Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) and Michael Fields Agricultural Institute (MFAI) are collaborating with UW-Extension to bring this conference to farmers, students, conservation staff, and anyone with an interest in cover cropping systems. Farmers from different regions of the state will come together on two different panels to discuss cover cropping in their operations