Forests & Farms - Utilizing Your Natural Resources to Maximize On-Farm Profitability

Date: June 26, 2018
Time: 5 p.m.
Location: Michigan State University Upper Peninsula Research and Extension Center South Farm, E3774 University Drive Chatham, MI
Contact: Michelle Coleman, colema98@msu.edu, 906-439-5114

 Free dinner will be provided to registered attendees.  

Highlighted topics include:

  • Maximizing profitability from on-farm forestry resources - Conservation District Forester Matt Watkeys and NRCS District Conservationist Misa Cady will share what programs and resources are available to better utilize timber ground for profit and how to manage those resources to accomplish your on-farm goals.   
  • Managing wildlife depredation for crop security - MSU researcher, James DeDecker, will share his ongoing research with wildlife depredation challenges in field crops and what opportunities may exist to combat the issue. Experts from Michigan DNR will also be on-hand to answer any questions you may have about the existing programs that can be used to mitigate wildlife damage.   

Registration is strongly encouraged!  

Participating sponsors include: Hiawathaland Farm Bureau, Michigan Agricultural Environmental Assurance Program, Natural Resource Conservation Service, Michigan State University Extension, and Michigan State University AgBioResearch

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