August 10th from 2 p.m. – 5 p.m. $50/$40*
Learn the various techniques of braiding your softneck garlic at this hands on workshop. Explore adding dried flowers and herbs to your braids for additional value. By turning your harvested ...
From Curd to Press: Home Cheese Making
June 21st from 2 p.m. – 5 p.m. $60/$48*
Join Home Cheese Maker Linda Conroy as we focus on 2 styles of cheese (Cheddar and Gouda) that you can easily make at home. Participants will be guided through the process o...
June 14th from 2 p.m. – 5 p.m. $60/$48*
Goat milk soap will not only make your skin soft and beautiful but will add value to your farm based enterprise. Make you own soap and explore soap making techniques, benefits of hand made soaps, and marketing stra...
Farm-Scale Composting: a means to attaining Farm Resilience through building Soil Fertility
May 17 from 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. & May 18 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
This workshop will provide the theoretical and practical basis for reconsidering the impor...
The Year in the Life of a Sheep: Health and Welfare of your Flock
May 3rd from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Raising sheep since 1992, Paul and Carol will share their experience dealing with lambing, health, nutrition, reproduction, and marketing.
April 27th from 9 a.m.– Noon $40/$32*
This workshop will begin with a presentation on butchering poultry. Then we will move to the nearby Zinniker Family Farm, for a hands on slaughter, butchering, and dressing of a chicken. Parti...
Tractor Safety 2
April 26th from 9 a.m.– Noon $40/$32*
Get onto the tractors and practice procedures for driving, hooking-up and taking off implements.
Beginner Pre-req: Tractor Safety 1
David Andrews, MFAI Executive Director
Holistic Dairy Care
April 24th from 1 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. $40/$32*
Dr. Dettloff will discuss the importance of soils, high forage diets, ten organic vet tools, and the three pronged bio-diverse approach to animal health.
Intermediate Dr. Paul Dettloff,...
Tractor Safety 1
April 19th from 9 a.m. – Noon
For new or potential tractor owners, learn basic safety rules, operational procedures, and maintenance in this workshop.
David Andrews, MFAI Executive Director
Beekeeping, the Second Year and Beyond
April 6th from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. $40/$32*
This class is for those who have already kept bees for one years and now find themselves with many additional questions. We will cover such topics as: bee behavior, equi...
Introduction to Biodynamic Agriculture
April 20th from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. $60/$48*
Inspired by Rudolf Steiner, hands-on activities include preparation-making, plant observations, and applications to compost and fields.
Jim Favreau, Singing Faw...
Pest Management for Vegetable Growers
March 22nd from 1 p.m.– 4 p.m. $40/$32*
This workshop will provide an overview of pest management for organic vegetable producers. Topics will include and overview of ecological-based management strategies, compli...
March 22nd from 9 a.m.– Noon $40/$32*
This workshop will provide an introduction to season extension techniques. Primary focused on hoop house production, other techniques such as low tunnels crop selection will also be addressed. In...
Farm Preservation in Estate Planning
March 15th from 9 a.m. to Noon $40/$32*
Learn about estate planning options to secure your farms for future farming opportunities and generations to come. Be an agent of change in the future of agriculture and lear...
Introduction to Beekeeping
March 9th from 9 a.m. – Noon $40/$32*
Dan will present instructions on a holistic approach for the new beekeeper. He will focus on how to develop an understanding and partnership with your bees.
Beginner Dan O’Leary Hone...
Location:W2493 County Road ES, PO Box 990 East Troy, WI
Description:Michael Fields Agricultural Institute is a public nonprofit education, research, and policy organization preserving and revitalizing the economic, environmental, and social culture of agriculture and better living.