Michigan State University (MSU) will host its first Agriculture Innovations: Focus on Soils on Aug. 24, 2016, at the Saginaw Valley Research and Extension Center in Frankenmuth, Michigan.
January 8, 2016
EAST LANSING, Michigan – Michigan State University (MSU) will host its first Agriculture Innovations: Focus on Soils on Aug. 24, 2016, at the Saginaw Valley Research and Extension Center in Frankenmuth, Michigan.
Soil health is a vital component of all cropping systems. The economic success of any farming operation depends on farmers maintaining and improving the health of their soil and water.
The educational field day will deliver cutting-edge information on soil health topics ranging from nutrient management and soil quality to compaction and tile technology.
Farmers will have the opportunity to hear from science-based, experts and see the results of various techniques on both crop growth and soil quality. They will also learn about the soil testing and plant diagnostics resources offered by MSU.
“Soil health is a broad topic that plays an important role for farmers across all cropping systems,” said Ron Bates, director of agriculture and agribusiness for MSU Extension. “This field day will equip farmers with the in-depth knowledge they need on soil health through practical demonstrations from leading experts.”
In addition, attendees will hear from MSU President Lou Anna K. Simon over lunch.
Throughout the day, farmers will have the opportunity to participate in eight sessions focused on:
In addition, MSU recruiters will be on hand to provide students with information about all of the degrees available through the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources.
MSU Agriculture Innovations is slated to become an annual event that will focus on in-depth education on a single topic. The event will rotate to various locations throughout the state. Experts will deliver innovative information to help producers take the next step in improving their bottom line while maintaining environmentally sound practices on their farms.
The 2016 event will begin with registration at 8 a.m. and wrap up around 4 p.m. The event is free and includes lunch.
To learn more, visit www.msue.msu.edu/msuaginnovationday or contact Ron Bates at firstname.lastname@example.org.