The Allegan Conservation District and the Allegan County Farm Bureau just held an on-farm field day at Gold Coast Farms in Fennville on Wednesday, June 10. Funding for this program was provided by the Michigan Farm Bureau to the Allegan County Farm Bureau. Mike Ludlam, the Allegan Conservation District’s Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program (MAEAP) Technician, coordinated the on-farm field day.
Over 50 people were in attendance to learn about he MAEAP Program, USDA Cost-Share programs, and soak in the wealth of knowledge about apple tree care presented by MSU Extension Educators Amy Irish-Brown and Philip Schwallier.
The field day also qualified as a MAEAP Phase I training and the attendees were able to receive 5 Restricted Use Pesticide (RUP) Credits.