Education on the Farm

Date: August 1, 2014
Time: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Location: Multiple (see description)
Contact: Mike McCarthy, 906-632-9611 ext. 101,; Jim Isleib, 906-387-2530,

Education on the Farm

Organized by the Chippewa Luce Mackinac Conservation District in conjunction with the Chippewa County Farm Bureau, Mac Luce Schoolcraft Farm Bureau and the Natural Resources Conservation Service. Full program information available from Mike McCarthy, Chippewa/Mackinac/Luce Water Stewardship Technician at 906-632-9611. The forage, cover crop and animal handling components are presented by MSU Extension staff.


  • 9 - 10 a.m.: Hunter’s Ridge Belted Galloways, Jodi Hunter, 4171 W. 10 Mile Rd, Dafter, MI
  • 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.: Love Farms, Bob and Tina Love, 12361 W. Turner Rd, Rudyard, MI


9 - 10 a.m., Hunter's Farm: Small farm MAEAP verification tour

11 a.m. – 5 p.m., Love's Farm:

  • Natural Resources Conservation Service / MAEAP farm tour
  • Slaughter facility tour
  • Free Lunch featuring local meats
  • Generally Accepted Agricultural Management Practices (GAAMP’s) and Right-to-Farm law discussion
  • Grazing management in the Upper Peninsula – Jerry Lindquist, MSU Extension
  • Animal handling practices / demonstration – Kevin Gould, MSU Extension
  • Cover crop demonstration plot – Jim Isleib and Frank Wardynski, MSU Extension

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