Monica Jean 8th Day Interview MSUE 5 Soil Health Management and Budget Workshops

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Monica Jean, MSU Extension Field Crops Educator, on 8th Day Radio Show to Discuss 5 Upcoming Workshops

Monica Jean, MSU Extension Field Crops Educator, on 8th Day Radio Show to Discuss 5 Upcoming Workshops

Chatham, MIDecember 8, 2018 – Monica Jean, MSU Extension Field Crops Educator, came on the 8th Day to explain upcoming Soil and Management Budget Workshops that will be available through March 2019.

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Workshop Title: Soil Health Management when budgets are tight: Upcoming Upper Peninsula Farmer Workshops

Attendees will receive soil health and cost reduction tips for the 2019 growing season. Michigan State University Educators in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan have received grant funding through the Conservation Innovation Grant program administered by the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service to implement soil health practices on row crop dairy operation and a pastured beef operation. The intentions of a Conservation Innovation Grant projects are to inspire creative problem solving that boosts production on farms and improves water quality and soil health. Educational opportunities for farmers to learn about soil health management systems research in the Upper Peninsula start this winter but with the economic slump casting a shadow over agriculture, workshops will also be focusing on costs.

Workshop will include:

  • Coffee and an opportunity to talk with fellow farmers
  • Resources for financial management
  • Recommendations for reducing crop production costs
  • Soil Health on a budget
  • Results from 2018 Upper Peninsula Crop Production Research
  • To learn more about soil health management systems and cost reduction tips

Workshop Locations and Times:

Tuesday, December 18th, 2018
Workshop #1: 8:30-10:30 am CT
Menominee Co. MSUE office
S. 904 Highway 41 Stephenson, MI

Tuesday, December 18th, 2018
Workshop #2: 6:00 – 8:00 pm ET
Delta Co. MSUE office
2840 College Ave. Escanaba, MI

Wednesday, January 9, 2019
6:30 – 8:00pm
Rudyard Twp Hall
18725 S. Mackinac Trail, Rudyard 49780

Monday, February 4, 2019
6:30 – 8:00pm
MSU Upper Peninsula Research and Extension Center
E3774 University Drive, Chatham, MI 49816

Tuesday, March 12th, 2019
A session during a daylong conference
Agriculture for Tomorrow Conference at Bay College
2001 N Lincoln Road, Escanaba, MI 49829

For inquiries, please contact Monica Jean at atkinmon@msu.edu   (906) 786- 3032 ext 106

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