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KALAMAZOO CONSERVATION DISTRICT!

UPCOMING ON-FARM FIELD DAY

(MAEAP PHASE I MEETING)

 

BUILDING PRODUCTIVE SOILS FOR YOUR LAND--A DISCUSSION ON COVER CROP STRATEGIES IN SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN

 

TUESDAY, AUGUST 18TH

5 PM TO 9 PM

WEINBERG FARM

7039 E. QR AVE.

SCOTTS, MI 49088

 

DINNER IS PROVIDED AT NO COST BY THE SUPPORT OF CRYSTAL FLASH AND CHEMICAL BANK.

 

WE WILL BE RAFFLING OFF 5 VOUCHERS, VALUED AT $200 TOWARDS YOUR CHOICE OF:

 

  • Planting services by Johansen farms for inter-seeding cover crops

  • Conservation products and services through the Kalamazoo CD

 

Join the Kalamazoo Conservation District, Natural Resource Conservation Service, and Kalamazoo County Farm Bureau for an evening of education focused on improving soil health through conservation tillage and cover crop best management practices.

 

Discussion Topics:

  • Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program Overview--Josh Appleby, MDARD; Sarah Pion, MFB
  • USDA-NRCS Farm Bill Program Updates--Jean Gagliardo, USDA-NRCS
  • Improving Soil Health with Cover Crops: Choosing the right seed mix and planting rate, increasing soil nutrients by crop species--Colleen Forestieri, Van Buren CD
  • Fuel Tank Standards and Secondary Containment Overview--Cliff Lipscomb, Crystal Flash

Johansen Farms will demonstrate planting equipment designed to inter-seed into an already established field of seed corn, soybeans, or other row crop nearing harvest.  Fields will also be planted to cover crop species prior to August 18th to show root structure and depth of each plant, which can decrease soil compaction and lead to overall improved soil structure.  A question and answer session will be held at the end of the evening for anyone with questions on this equipment and planting methods.

Summer On Farm Field Day Program
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Mon-Thu :

09:00 am - 04:00 pm

Fri :

09:00 am - 01:00 pm

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Phone: 269.382.5121 EXT. 5

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