Field Day and Seafood Lunch: Can Conservation Pay?

Date: October 24, 2018, 9:45am
Location: Dolan Farms, Dodgeville, WI

First Annual Wisconsin Chili Lunch

Date: November 15, 2018
Location: Statewide

6th Annual Perennial Farm Gathering

Date: December 7-8, 2018
Location: Lussier Family Heritage Center, Madison

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CIAS Mini-Grants Support Graduate Student Research in Sustainable Agriculture

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Celebrate Wisconsin Conservation Farming with Gulf Fisherman

Date: September 23, 2016, 9am

Location: Spring Green, WI

Posted September 2016

Join Iowa County’s Farmer-Led Watershed Group for a conservation farm tour Followed by brats and seafood, served up by Wisconsin farmers and Gulf fishermen.

9:00 am Seven Seeds Farm, 5079 County Z, Spring Green

10:00 Stapleton Farm, 5952 County Rd Z, Spring Green

10:45 Cates Farm, 5992 County Rd T, Spring Green

Farm tour followed by lunch at Cates Farm

Come see and discuss these farmers’ practices – agroforestry, alley-cropping, cover crops, no till corn, no-till soybeans, stream crossings, organic corn, rotational grazing of hogs, water management diversions, and more. And meet Bayou fishermen who will share their stories about why Wisconsin farmers’ conservation practices matter to them and their Louisiana families. Who knows better the impact that Wisconsin conservation farmers have on water quality than fishermen downriver, who receive and depend on that water for their livelihoods?

This tour is hosted by the Michael Fields Agricultural Institute. For more information, visit the Michael Fields website. Registration is not required.