Come out to Mason to learn how you can Spoil Your Soil!
When: Thursday, September 8, 2016, 8:30am-4pm
Where: Mason Technology Center, 474 S. Onondaga Rd., Mason, MI 48854
Learn the best ways to manage soil, water, and nutrients on your fields. Frank Gibbs of Wetland and Soil Consulting Services, LLC will be our guest speaker and will be doing a soil pit demonstration.
This is a MAEAP (Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program) Phase 1 event and 6 RUP credits will also be available - 4 credits for attending the morning sessions and 2 additional credits for attending the optional bus tour to MSU in the afternoon.
This is a FREE event, but space is limited. Please contact the Ingham or Eaton County Farm Bureau if you would like to register. If you have any questions, feel free to call our office at 517-543-1512 ext. 5 and speak to our MAEAP Technician Jay Korson.
This event is sponsored by Michigan Farm Bureau, Eaton and Ingham Conservation Districts, NRCS, and MSU Extension.
8:30am Welcome & Introductions
9-11am Soil Pit Demonstration: Soil, Water, and Nutrient Conservation in relation to:
- soil health
- tillage and cover crops
- runoff and infiltration
- surface water and groundwater quality
11-11:30am Michigan's Farmer Veterans Lead the Way
11:30am -12:15pm High Yield and Profitability Corn Research
12:15-1:30pm Agency updates and Lunch
2-4pm MSU Nutrient Management and Soil Fertility Research Plot Tour (Bus tour to MSU)
Theme: Environmental, economic, and agronomic implications of nutrient management in Michigan.
4:30pm Bus returns to Mason Technology Center