Join the Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program (MAEAP) for a fun-filled day to learn about soil fertility, nutrient utilization, conservation tools, and more!
8:45: Check in and Registration
9:00: Introduction and Maple Bay Farm - Vic Lane (GTRLC)
9:10: Soil Health - Jim Marshall & Tyler Rader (NRCS)
10:10: Wildlife Habitat on Working Lands - DJ Shook (Grand Traverse Band)
10:40: MI AgrAbility - Ned Stoller
11:10: NRCS Programs and Conservation Planning - Jason Kimbrough & Megan Sebright (NRCS)
11:40: Farmland Protection Tools and Farmer to Farmer - Laura Rigan & Vic Lane (GTRLC)
12:00: Lunch catered byTBD
12:45: Elevator Speeches- Tricia Phelps/Bailey Samp (TLD) & Connor Drexler (FFN)
1:00: Interpreting Soil Tests, Soil Health/Fertility, Nutrient Utilization - Joe Scrimger (Biosystems)
2:30: Introduction to MAEAP - Dan Busby (MDARD)
2:45: Afternoon Break (Be sure to check out the resource booths!)
3:00: Drone Demo/Internship Program - Brian Matchett, Alex Boyle, & Tony Sauerbrey (NMC)
4:00: Sessions Conclude
4:00-5:00: Social hour with live music and refreshments
Sponsored by Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), Northwest Michigan Farm Bureau, the Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy, and the Grand Traverse Conservation District.
Our partners include Taste the Local Difference, the Food and Farming Network, and Michigan Farm Bureau.
A string band performance by Carter Creek and refreshments to follow.