Four nights, four topics, and free to attend. Workshops will be held on Tuesday nights 6:00-8:00pm on various farms in the area. Light refreshments and snacks will be provided.
June 18- Clinton County: Roller Crimper Demonstration
AgroLiquid North Central Research Station 5605 N Findlay Rd, St. Johns
This is a hands on demonstration of the no-till planting soybeans into a crimped rye cover crop. Representatives from The Nature Conservancy, Mandako, and MAEAP will be on hand to discuss soil and land conservation, crimping equipment, Farm Bill programs, and previously planted soybean plots. Dinner will be provided for attendees courtesy of AgroLiquid.
June 25- Clinton County: Drainage Technology with Paul Sweeney
Stoney Creek Essential Oils field near 4507 S Francis Rd St. Johns
An interactive workshop on drainage water management, irrigation and fertigation to help answer questions and get you thinking about the next step in your farm management practices. An in-depth session will be held earlier in the day. Contact our office for information on both events.
July 9- Ionia County: Unbiased Soil Recommendations
Jeff Sanborn Farm 10277 Keefer Hwy, Portland
A short shop presentation on how to decipher your current soil tests. So often we as farmers rely solely on what the fertilizer companies tell us to apply. Do you really need it? What are some other alternatives? What do your nutrient levels say about your fields? NRCS Soil Conservationist Josh Davis explains your soil tests- unbiased. Cost share information on implementing nutrient management practices will also be available.
July 30- Ingham County: Supporting Agriculture with Hoop Houses and Greenhouses
MSU Student Organic Farm 3291 College Rd, Holt
Topics covered will include the benefits of using a hoop houses greenhouses and incorporating them into your existing production, pest and nutrient management considerations specific to this type of agriculture and the local, state and federal support available to growers. Please register for this event on Ingham Conservation District’s Facebook page or by calling our office.
All workshops will count towards a MAEAP Phase 1 credit. For more information, please call Clinton County Conservation District (989) 224-3720 ext 3 or visit clintonconservation.org