Landowners and farmers invited to a conservation practices workshop on June 28

The theme “Conservation Practices” will be highlighted in a workshop on June 28 at the Stockbridge Township Hall in Ingham County.

The Ingham Conservation District is hosting a workshop titled Conservation practices: How they can benefit you and your land on June 28, 1:00 to 3:30 PM, at the Stockbridge Township Hall in Stockbridge. Landowners and farmers are invited to attend.

This workshop will provide an overview of the NRCS conservation programs under the 2008 Farm Bill, highlight the conservation reserve program and eligibility, and discuss nitrogen and phosphorus management practices for environmental stewardship. The speakers include Karry Trickey USDA NRCS, Rhonda Bozek-Smith, Ingham Conservation District, Paul Kindel, Mid-Michigan Land Conservancy, and George Silva, MSU Extension.

The 2008 Farm Bill offers America’s agricultural producers and nonindustrial private forest landowners more assistance than ever before to voluntarily conserve natural resources on our privately owned farm and ranch lands. Its provisions provide technical and financial assistance to help producers implement conservation practices that reduce erosion, protect our waters, improve fish and wildlife habitat, improve air quality, and conserve energy.

For additional information on the workshop, contact Michelle Beloskur, Watershed Technician, Ingham Conservation District, at 517-676-2290. MDA Pesticide Recertification credits are pending.

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