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February 2019

State of the Lake: A Tri-State Water Quality Discussion

February 26 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
MSU Extension Office, 20 Care Dr., Suite B
Hillsdale, Michigan 49242
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Since the 2014 water crisis in Toledo, a lot has been said about the Lake Erie algae bloom issue, and the local agriculture community, in general, has been taking the blame for being responsible for the generation of nonpoint source pollution - the interaction of land use activities and the hydrological cycle. To help the local community and farmers in the western Lake Erie basin have a better understanding of why dissolved phosphorus is such a problem for Lake Erie…

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PARM’s Webinar “Cover Crops for Soil and Water Quality Improvement”

February 28 @ 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm

Don't forget to register for our webinar airing February 28th at 1:00 p.m. CT! Earn 1.5 free CCA CEUs, one for soil and water management and 0.5 for nutrient management. You'll hear from Dr. Eileen J Kladviko, professor of agronomy at Purdue University, where she teaches and does research and extension work in soil physics, soil biology and soil management. Learn more about how cover crops can be very effective in scavenging residual nitrate and other nutrients from the soil,…

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March 2019

Join PARM at the Conservation Tillage and Technology Conference

March 5 @ 8:00 am - March 6 @ 5:00 pm
Ohio Northern University Ada, Ohio + Google Map

PARM will be presenting in the Nutrient Management room (Room B) at 4:35 p.m. on March 5th! Listen to the work we have done with ag retailers to reduce nutrient losses on serviced fields in the Great Lakes and Mississippi River Basins! Register now and listen to over 60 speakers during concurrent sessions under the topics of: Corn University (on-farm research, nematodes) Soybean School (improving production, weed and pest education) Cover Crops (controlling voles/slugs, seed issues, soil test recommendations) Nutrient…

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2019 Midwest Soil Health Summit

March 12 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

The MSHS, which runs from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., features Dr. David Montgomery, a soil scientist, MacArthur fellow and author of books such as “Growing a Revolution,” which makes the case for agriculture that is profitable and productive that cools the planet and restores life to the land. Other speakers include: NRCS Assistant State Soil Scientist, Kristin Brennan Minnesota Extension Educator, Jodi DeJong-Hughes SFA Livestock & Grazing Specialist, Kent Solberg NRCS State Agronomist Carissa Spencer, And a farmer panel…

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PARM and Sand County Foundation’s Webinar: “The Pillars of Great Pollinator Habitat Design and Management Webinar” with Pete Berthelsen

March 14 @ 10:00 am - 11:15 am

Join PARM and the Sand County Foundation's first webinar collaboration! Many farms have field edges or underperforming areas that could be seeded to native grasses and wildflowers to benefit bees and butterflies. This presentation will cover the most important considerations to how a pollinator habitat project should be designed, planted and managed. Learn how great habitat results can be easily achieved with a little planning and consideration on the front-end of the project. You will hear from Pete Berthelsen, Pete…

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National Cover Crop Summit, Online

March 20 @ 8:00 am - March 21 @ 5:00 pm

The National Cover Crop Summit is free-to-attend, two-day online event that will feature a series of knowledge-building presentations taught by the foremost authorities on cover crops today. Requiring no travel expense or time away from the office or farm, you will be able to participate from the comfort of your own office through a series of online presentation videos delivering practical tips and information on managing cover crops to improve soil health, protect the environment and enhance on-farm profitability. You…

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