Biodynamics, Conservation, EQIP Signup, Veteran Farming, Sustainability Conversation

The Fields Report

October 2018

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The earth is a living thing. Mountains speak, trees sing, lakes can think, pebbles have a soul, rocks have power.
― Henry Crow Dog

In this issue:

Biodynamic Farmscaping Talk

October 21, 2018, 7 pm Heal habitats, feed bees, regulate pests, harmonize landscapes, save soils, sustain yields, and beautify farms, while welcoming wildlife with farmscape features, including: Beetle Banks, Companion Plantings, Cover Crops, Field Borders, Insectaries, Hedgerows, Meadows, Pastures, Riparian Buffers, and Windbreaks. Divest from pesticides with Biodynamic Farmscaping A presentation by Jarrod Fowler at Michael […]

“Does Conservation Pay?” Field Day, Wednesday, October 24

MFAI and Iowa County’s Uplands Watershed Group invite you to a field day on Wednesday morning, October 24, 2018 on the Southwest Wisconsin dairy farm of Ryan Dolan and family. The topic: “Does Conservation Pay?” Come discuss the economics of conservation. (Bring your own examples and experiences to share.) Location: Dolan Farms, 5443 County Rd ZZ, […]

NRCS Announces 2019 EQIP Signup

Apply by November 16th 2018 Farmers and forest landowners will want to plan ahead and sign up early for USDA conservation funding. Angela Biggs, USDA−Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) State Conservationist in Wisconsin, announced farmers and forest landowners interested in the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) need to apply by November 16, 2018, for funding […]

Take Root Veteran Program | Apply by 12/10, program launches January 2019!

Are you a military veteran interested in learning the trade of farming? Look no further! Take Root is a program that connects veterans to paid employment and training on established farms in southern Wisconsin, northern Illinois, and the Chicagoland area. Through the Take Root program, veterans interested in farming will gain: • Hands-on production skills, […]

Now is the Time

For a community conversation on sustainability in Waukesha County. The concept of sustainability calls for a comprehensive vision where the possibilities for current residents and future generations are enhanced and not compromised by decisions made today. Join us for a community dialogue about our hopes and ideas for the future of this place we call […]


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