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Farmers to Discuss Methods and Environment at Conservation Ag Field Day

Agriculturists can learn about diversified farm management on the Conservation Ag Field Day on Tuesday, Aug. 13.

The occasion placed on by several farming organizations will supply shows on lowering tillage in vegetable manufacturing, rotational grazing, woodlot management and the process of getting certified by

The Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program provides four certifications that a farm is committed to agricultural stewardship and protecting the setting, the group says.

The sphere day will be held at Inexperienced Issues Farm in Ann Arbor Township, the one farm in Washtenaw County with all four certifications in the farmstead, cropping, wildlife and habitat, and livestock systems.

“(The occasion is) for people who need to know what accountable landowners are doing,” stated Megan DeLeeuw, District Supervisor with the Washtenaw County Conservation District. “People see the ‘This farm is environmentally verified’ indicators on properties throughout Washtenaw County, and this is a strategy to perceive what they’re committed to and see their environmental stewardship.”

Presenters will embody Washtenaw County farmers, MSUE Pure Sources Educator Julie Crick, Carl Burhop of Burhop Forestry Consulting and Daniel Ufnar, a useful resource soil scientist with the Pure Resource Conservation Service.

The event, hosted by Washtenaw County Conservation District, Michigan State College Extension and the Washtenaw County Farm Bureau, is set for 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Green Things Farm, 3825 Nixon Road.

There will be lunch with fresh meals from local farms, organizers said.

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