A Matter of Balance: Perceptions, Engagement and Partnerships for On-Farm Conservation

March 6, 2019 8 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.

AgroLiquid Conference Center, 3055 W. M-21., St. Johns, MI 48879

Modern crop and livestock systems are complex, and the management of these systems requires continuous adaptation and change in practices and strategies. Many advances in agricultural technology offer opportunities to protect water quality and build soil health, yet farmers are often unable or unwilling to adopt new practices.

Farmers integrate all levels of information in the farming system to make informed decisions. A new technology can disrupt the farming system while the actual benefit is not always clear. Farmer participation and involvement are crucial in the process by which new practices are developed, evaluated, improved and adopted. Farmers need the support of consultants, university and Extension educators, technical service providers and other farmers in developing flexible production alternatives.

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