MAEAP Fruit Field Day

MAEAP Fruit Field Day 
 
The Van Buren Conservation District (VBCD) will be holding a Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance (MAEAP) Fruit Field Day for fruit growers. This field day will be held August 10th from 4:30 PM to 7:00 PM at Oxley Farms in Lawton, Michigan. Attendees can expect free dinner and refreshments.
 
The MAEAP Fruit Field Day brings together speakers from the VBCD who will discuss a wide range of topics concerning fruit farmers. Some topics that will be presented are MAEAP, cover crops in fruit rows, Farm Bill cost-share opportunities, pesticide container recycling, and how to prevent the invasive species Spotted Lantern Fly.
 
“By bringing farmers together with good food and hands-on learning, we hope to initiate changes to their farming practices,” said MAEAP Technician Kyle Mead of the VBCD. Kyle Mead brings his 18 years of conservation experience to Van Buren County to assist farmers.
 
To RSVP online complete this form:https://forms.gle/zuSpq2yBtifF6NxHAor call the office. For more information on the MAEAP Fruit Field Day, contact the VBCD office by phone at 269-657-4030 x5 or by email at maeap@vanburencd.org. Pre-registration is required for attendance.