Van Buren Conservation District 5th Annual "Farming for the Future" Educational Workshop

  • 30 Nov 2011
  • 8:30 AM - 3:45 PM
  • Van Buren Conference Center, Lawrence, Michigan

Join the Van Buren Conservation District for the 5th Annual "Farming for the Future" educational workshop on Wednesday, November 30, 2011 at theVan Buren Conference Center in Lawrence, Michigan.

Register by phone at 269.657.4030 x 5, or visit www.vanburencd.org to download a registration form. The cost is $10.00, which will cover coffee, snacks, lunch and informational materials.

Phase 1 MAEAP credits are available and 2 RUP credits are pending.

Workshop Topics Include:

  • Building Soil for this Year's Crops and the Future - Vicki Morrone from the C.S. Mott Group for Sustainable Food Systems.

  • Climate change and agriculture: why talk about it? -Julie Doll, Kellogg Biological Station, MSU

  • Using the Cottage Food Law – An Incubator Perspective -Lucy Bland, Fair Food Matters Can Do Kitchen and Stephanie Peirce, Owner of Dirtsong

  • Hunting Access Program (HAP)-Gaining extra income your land-Mike Parker, Michigan Department of Natural Resources

  • Pest Management Outlook- Emerging pest issues -Bruce MacKellar, Michigan State University Extension

  • Differentiating Your Farm Market -Ron Goldy, Southwest MI Research & Extension Center, MSU

  • Integrated Pollinator Management-Integrated Pollinator Management -Rufus Isaacs, MSU Trevor Nichols Research Center

  • Fuel Efficiency and Safety -Rob Enders, Schaeffer’s Specialized Lubricants

  • Adding Life to the Soil to Achieve Better Yields -Dane Terrill, Flowerfield Enterprises

  • Balancing Agricultural Output with Grassland Bird Habitat- Mark Ludwig, Allegan Conservation District

  • Pest Management-Kyle Mead and Mike Wozniak, Van Buren Conservation District

  • The Transitional Gardner: Going from gardener to small farmer- Rajzer, Greenstone Farm Credit Services

  • Get the most out of the “Back 40”- Kelly Goward, Allegan Conservation District

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