On-Farm MAEAP Field Day Draws Great Crowd

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.

A big thank-you goes out to the folks at Gold Coast Farms, the Michigan Farm Bureau, the Allegan County Farm Bureau, MSU Extension, Fenn Valley for the trolley rides and lunch, Wilbur-Ellis, and all the individuals involved in making this field day a huge success!  There is simply too many to name them all!
Stay tuned for similar events coordinated by the Allegan Conservation District in the future.
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