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Conservation In Action
September 13, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 1:30 pm
3 RUP Credits, 3.5 CCA Credits, and a MAEAP Phase 1 Credit available!
Registration at 8:30 A.M. at the Shiawassee County Fairgrounds. Busses leave at 9:00 A.M.
This event is free and includes lunch.
RSVP REQUIRED by September 5, 2018 at Shiawassee Conservation District 989-723-8263 x3.
High Tunnel Systems ~ Transition to Organic ~ Right to Farm ~ Farmer Veteran Coalition ~ Cover Crops ~ Forest Management
- Join us as we tour two high tunnel systems and learn how Veteran farmers, Richard and Katy Stone are using them to grow their vegetable operation. Also hear steps they have taken and reasons for transitioning to become certified organic. Nick Babcock from the Michigan Farmer Veteran Coalition will also discuss how the coalition helps Veteran farmers in Shiawassee County and across the United States.
- Cover crops offer so many benefits. Join us to hear why one local farmer is planting no-till soybeans into cover crops, and terminating cover crops after planting and how it benefits soil health among other things.
- Ben Tirrell, Program Manager for Michigan Right to Farm at Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development will break down what this program means for farmers and their neighbors.
- Following a forest management plan improves wildlife habitat, increases profitability, and increases aesthetics. Jeff Tuller, Consulting Forester will join us to discuss why a forest management plan is so important.
There will be walking around farms or across fields at each stop of the tour
If you need accommodations to participate in this event, please contact the Shiawassee Conservation District at (989) 723-8263 x3 by September 5, 2018. USDA is an equal opportunity employer, provider and lender.