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Conservation Farmer Field Day
June 22, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Soil is one of our most precious resources. Without it, we cannot produce the foods and products that society relies on. Unfortunately, we are losing topsoil 10x faster than it’s being replaced. If something doesn’t change, we could be out of topsoil within 60 years. But there is hope. Funding is available for conservation practices to help you keep our soil and our money on your land, protecting our local waterways. Several landowners are leading the way and have already signed up for conservation practices – STORY MAP.
Come enjoy a tour through several information stations including a presentation by local farmer and community leader, Tim Kruithoff on how and why he signed up to install a grassed waterway.
- Learn about cover crop mixes from a farmer with years of cover crop experience.
- See the benefits of soil health through our soil pit and rainfall simulator demonstrations.
- Hear about experiences signing up for a grassed waterway.
- Learn about the ways NRCS can help farmers through EQIP and the Regional Conservation Partnership Program. There is still a million dollars in funding available for producers in our area for hundreds of conservation practices from no-till to cover crops.
- Meet your local Kent and Newaygo MAEAP technician and schedule a free confidential visit. Remember Conservation Districts are non-regulatory and are here to help you manage your environmental risks at no-cost. Signing up for MAEAP can mean reduced liability and insurance rates.
Qualifies as a MAEAP phrase 1 event (first of three parts to become environmentally verified). Earn 3 pesticide CEU Credits for attending. Please forward to all those who could benefit from attending.
When: Your local Conservation Districts are partnering with NRCS to host a free lunch and learn in Kent City on Tuesday, June 22nd from 12-3pm.
Where: Kent City Highschool/Edge of Farm Field: 351 N Main St, Kent City, MI 49330.
RSVP: Walk-ins are welcome to attend but please register for the no-cost lunch from Ed Dunnebek and Girls Farm Market. Call (616) 222-5846, email KCD@macd.org or signup through Eventbrite to reserve your lunch.