Nutrient Management Field Day on August 22

If you want to learn more about nutrient management and soil heath, join us!

People standing in a field near a tractor
Nutrient Management Field Day at Stoney Ridge Farms | Photo by Allison Dauer

Michigan State University Extension, Hillsdale Soil Conservation District, Hillsdale County Farm Bureau, and Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) are partnering to present the 2019 Nutrient Management Field day. The field day will be hosted by Jay and Kelli Williams of Stoney Ridge Farms.  Lunch will be provided, as well as 8 Michigan RUP Credits, 12 CCA Credits and MAEAP Phase 1 credit. The event is free, but registration is encouraged to the Hillsdale Conservation District.

Date: August, 22, 2019

Location: Stoney Ridge Farms Jay & Kelli Williams, 14031 Broom Road Waldron, MI 49288

7:30am-8:30am - Registration, Refreshments, & Vendors

8:15am - Nutrient Management Field Day Five Year Review

8:30am - 10:00am - KEYNOTE SESSION "What Got You Here, Won't Get You There” Steve Groff

10:10am-11:00am - BREAK OUT SESSIONS:

Manure Management & Regulations--Melissa Lehman, Agronomic Solutions LLC - Topeka, IN

Basic Soil Science & Nutrient Management--Joe Nester, Nester Ag LLC - Bryan, OH

Transitioning to No-till using Cover Crops--Steve Groff , Cover Crop Coaching - Holtwood, PA

Conservation Drainage to Improve Water Quality--Dr. Ehsan Ghane, MSU Extension

11:10am-12:00am- BREAK OUT SESSIONS:

New Tri-State Recommendations--Joe Nester—Bryan, OH

Corn Response to N: All at once is never a good idea--Ricardo Costa, MSU Extension

Soil Health: A Closer Look--Jim Marshall, Area 4 Biologist, NRCS - Flint, MI

Automated Sampling & Data Collection-Cynthia Rachol, USGS & Jay Williams

12:00pm - 12:45pm- LUNCH

The Michindoh Aquifer & Lake Erie Bill of Rights-Laura Campbell, Michigan Farm Bureau

1:00pm - Lake Erie Update & Ice Cream Social

Lake Erie Algae, Research Efforts, Nutrient Loading, & Farmer Decision Making--Dr. Chris Winslow, Director, Ohio Sea Grant - OSU

2:00pm - Cover Crop Test Plot & In-Field Demo Sessions

Cover Crop Test Plot - MSU Extension

No-till Planter Set-up - Steve Groff

Equipment Displays and Demos by: KFG, Paul Martin & Sons, and Wells Equipment

For more information on the 2019 Nutrient Management Field Day, please contact the Hillsdale Conservation District at (517) 849-9890 Ext. 3., email at, or visit

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