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A Matter of Balance: Feeding our Crops, Protecting the Waters of the Great Lakes

March 3, 2017

Conference speakers will include national experts and experienced crop producers who will explain how to capture crop nutrients and organic inputs in the root zone for crop use and soil health. Attendees will learn:

  • How to identify and measure key indicators of soil health, and how tillage and cover crops affect soil health.
  • Practical management options for retaining drainage water for reuse and recycling crop nutrients for greater yields.
  • How new designs and advances in bioreactors can help protect the quality of drainage water that leaves the field.
  • How precision agriculture technologies can reduce nutrient loss, protect the environment and improve farm profitability.
  • Emerging issues of importance facing farmers and other landowners that can impact soil and water quality.

The conference is organized by the Michigan Chapter of the Soil and Water Conservation Society in collaboration with Michigan State University Extension.

Preregistration is required. Early registration is due by Monday, February 20, 2017. Late registration (add $10) is due by Monday, February 27. Registrations canceled prior to February 27 will be reimbursed less $10. No refunds after February 27.  Registration fees are currently:

  • $40 for members of the Soil and Water Conservation Society (SWCS)
  • $50 for non-members
  • $30 for students

NOTE: If you would like to become an SWCS member, and get the member discount, go to http://www.swcs.org/en/join_swcs/ to join, then register as described above.


March 3, 2017


East Lansing
Michigan United States

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