Soil: Your silent business partner

Come learn more about your soil’s health from an economic and environmental standpoint at this field day event located in St. Johns, MI.

July 2, 2018 - Author: Seth Gibson, Erica Rogers

Field day flyer.
Clinton Conservation District Field Day, 2018.

Michigan Innovations in Agriculture invites you to join them for “Soil: Your Silent Business Partner,” a field day emphasizing the importance of soil health for both your bottom line and the environment. Too often is soil thought of as simply the thing that keeps your crops upright when in reality, it works just as hard as you do to provide your crops with everything they need for a successful yield. The day kicks off with a demonstration on how adopting a no-till or strip-till system can promote better growth. Other highlights of the day include an introduction to drainage water management, a presentation on the importance of the biological component of soils and how to promote them, and a panel of water quality experts to talk about the state of three well-known bodies of water and how they help shape agriculture in the surrounding regions.

Mark Aug. 2 on your calendar for this information packed event held in St. Johns hosted by local producers Lee Thelen and Mike Halfman. Check-in opens at 8:15 a.m. with the event concluding at 4:00 p.m. Lunch will be provided. With a general session in the morning and both a livestock and cropping tract in the afternoon, there is sure to be something new for everyone at this event. Online registration for the event can be found at the following link: You can also pay at the event with cash or check (checks can be made out to Michigan State University). Please contact Seth Gibson with the Clinton Conservation District for any questions regarding the event at (989) 534-3106 or For questions about online registration, please contact Erica Rogers with Michigan State University Extension at (989) 875-5233 or More information can be found on the flyer posted here. We hope to see you there!


Tags: agriculture, clinton conservation district, cropping, drainage water management, field day, livestock, manure management, no-till, soil, soil health, strip-till, water quality

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