7th Annual St. Joseph River Watershed Council Meeting

  • 14 Mar 2014
  • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Sturges-Young Auditorium, Sturgis, Michigan

Registration is closed

Join the Friends of the St. Joe River for dinner and social time at the 7th Annual St. Joseph River Watershed Council Meeting at the Sturges-Young Auditorium in Sturgis, Michigan.

Over 75% of the land that drains to the St. Joseph River is used for agricultural production.  If you care about clean water you should understand how certain farming practices can improve the health of lakes and streams.  If you are a farmer it pays to understand how these practices can improve the health of your soil and your bottom line.  Everyone will enjoy Dr. Hans Kok's demonstrations and his lively presentation of:

Don't Farm Naked!

Covered Fields Create Healthy Soils, Bigger Profits and Cleaner Water

Dr. Hans Kok is the coordinator of the Indiana Conservation Cropping Systems Initiative, a program sponsored by the Indiana Conservation Partnership.  Dr. Kok received a Bachelors and Masters in Science from the Agricultural University in The Netherlands, and a Ph.D. in Agricultural Engineering from the University of Idaho. A native of the Netherlands, he has worked on erosion protection projects in Spain and Israel, and worked for the USDA-Ag Research Service in Washington State.

Meeting Agenda

5:00 - 6:00 p.m. - Registration/Social Time (Cash Bar Available)
                             Auction Bidding Begins
6:00 - 6:30 p.m. - Welcome/Opening Remarks
6:30 - 6:45 p.m. - Award Presentation
6:45 - 7:45 p.m. - Dinner (Auction Bidding Continues)
8:00 - 8:45 p.m. - Presentation by Dr. Hans Kok
8:45 - 9:00 p.m. - Questions & Final Comments
                             Auction Check-Out

A Silent Auction will take place from 5:00 p.m. - 7:45 p.m. A more complete list of items for bid will be announced soon and will include a multi-day guided wilderness rafting adventure on the Salmon River in Idaho!

Contact fotsjr.outreach@gmail.com for more information

Friends of the St. Joe River Association, Inc.                                                                                                          
P.O. Box 1794
South Bend, Indiana 46634

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