Michigan Chapter
Michigan Chapter

"Between 1992 and 2012, we lost nearly 31 million acres of farm land.  That's 175 acres an hour, or three acres every single minute.

 

Between 2007 and 2010, American farms and ranches lost more than 1.7 billion tons of topsoil to erosion."  Farms Under Threat, American Farmland Trust, May 9, 2018.

UPCOMING EVENTS

MICHIGAN CHAPTER SWCS ANNUAL MEETING

Monday, October 28, 2019

10:00 a.m. to Noon

 

This is the Annual Business Meeting for Michigan Chapter SWCS members.  Non-members are welcome to attend for information, but voting is limited to Soil and Water Conservation Society members.  Please let us know if you are planning to attend by sending an email to our Secretary.

MICHIGAN CHAPTER SWCS FIELD TRIP

Fruit Production and Organic Farming in Northern Michigan

Monday, October 28, 2019

1:30 to 4:30 p.m.

 

Take a tour of a local farm to discuss fruit production, organic farming , and the  proper disposal of wash water and waste material in Northern Michigan. This tour is currently tentative based on interest.  It is coordinated with the Michigan Association of Conservation Districts Annual Winter Convention. 

 

Speaker: Dan Busby

 

For more information on the MACD Convention, and to register for the Convention and the tour, go to https://macd.org/fall-convention/

 

NOTE: If you're not attending any of the MACD Convention events, but you want to go on the tour, you need to register with Tammi Connell by email.

PRIOR 2019  EVENTS

74th SWCS INTERNATIONAL ANNUAL CONFERENCE

BRIDGING THE DIVIDE

Uniting Rural and Urban Landscapes for Conservation

Held at Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, July 28-31, 2019

 

MICHIGAN CHAPTER
ANR SEMINAR

 

A MATTER OF BALANCE:

Perceptions, Engagement and Partnerships for On-Farm Conservation

Held Wednesday, March 6, 2019

AgroLiquid Conference Center, 3055 W. M-21. St. Johns, Michigan

 

Modern crop and livestock systems are complex, and the management of these systems requires continuous adaptation and change in practices and strategies. Many advances in agricultural technology offer opportunities to protect water quality and build soil health, yet farmers are often unable or unwilling to adopt new practices.

 

Farmers integrate all levels of information in the farming system to make informed decisions. A new technology can disrupt the farming system while the actual benefit is not always clear. Farmer participation and involvement are crucial in the process by which new practices are developed, evaluated, improved, and adopted. Farmers need the support of consultants, university and extension educators, technical service providers, and other farmers in developing flexible production alternatives.

 

There is a need for diverse approaches for targeting the educational and assistance needs of individual farmers. The goal of this conference was to discuss strategies to help farmers make sound decisions in evaluating and adopting technologies compatible with their existing farming practices. Conference speakers included national experts and experienced crop producers who shared experience and insights into how to develop and deliver specific assistance to individual farmers in a format that is compatible with their needs and capabilities.

2019 MICHIGAN CHAPTER SWCS ANR SEMINAR AGENDA
2019 SWCS ANR Seminar Agenda.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [111.9 KB]
2019 ANR SEMINAR PRESENTATION ABSTRACTS
2019_ANR_Abstracts.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [104.8 KB]
2019 ANR SEMINAR SPEAKER BIOGRAPHIES
2019_ANR_Speaker_Bios.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [94.4 KB]

PRESENTATIONS IN PDF FORMAT

Meta-Review of Barriers and Motivations for Farmers to Adopt Conservation Practices
Dr. Prokopy's morning presentation.
Prokopy_MISWCS_agbmp_March6_2019.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [3.8 MB]
Engaging Farmers in Soil and Water Conservation
Jim Isley's morning presentation.
Isley_March_6.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [3.3 MB]
Community-based Scientific Discovery and Water Resource Management - Applications in Ottawa County and New Opportunities for Michigan
Dr. Zach Curtis, Hydrosymolatics, Inc., presentation.
miSWCS_3.6.19_Curtis_v2.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [8.4 MB]
Community-based Scientific Discovery and Water Resource Management - Applications in Ottawa County and New Opportunities for Michigan
Paul Sachs, Director, Ottawa County Planning Dept. presentation.
Sachs_March_6.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [14.6 MB]
Leveraging Crop Advisors to Deliver Agricultural Conservation Advice and Increase Adoption of Conservation Practices
Dr. Prokopy's afternoon presentation.
Prokopy MI SWCS Sag Bay.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [4.6 MB]
Partners in Soil and Water Conservation: Local Impacts with the Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) #1
Wendy Ogilvie's presentation.
Ogilvie_Lower_Grand_RCPP.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [3.4 MB]
Partners in Soil and Water Conservation: Local Impacts with the Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) #2
Mary Fales' presentation.
Fales_Saginaw_Bay_RCPP.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [2.0 MB]
Partners in Soil and Water Conservation: Local Impacts with the Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) #3
DJ Shook's presentation.
Tribal_Fruitbelt_RCPP.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [1.6 MB]

ARCHIVES

MICHIGAN CHAPTER SWCS ANNUAL MEETING

Held Monday, October 29, 2018

 

Here are the handouts made available at the 2018 Annual Meeting.

2018 ANNUAL MEETING AGENDA
MISWCS2018AnnMtgAgenda.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [81.5 KB]
2017 ANNUAL MEETING MINUTES
These minutes are made available for approval at the upcoming Annual Meeting.
2017 Annual Meeting Minutes.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [227.1 KB]
GENERAL FUND MONTHLY ACCOUNTING SPREADSHEET
This spreadsheet shows monthly transactions compared to the beginning 2018 budget for the General Fund.
2018_BUDGET_SEPT FOR ANNUAL MTG.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [15.1 KB]
2018 ACCOUNT STATEMENT FOR ALL CHAPTER FUNDS
This spreadsheet shows the current status of all Chapter General Funds and Scholarship Funds.
account_statement_2018_ANNUAL MTG.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [11.8 KB]
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE ANNUAL REPORT
Professional Development Committee Repor[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [44.8 KB]
PRESIDENT'S 2018 OUTGOING REPORT
2018 Presidents report final.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [325.9 KB]

THE FOLLOWING TWO FILES ARE NOT PART OF THE MICHIGAN CHAPTER ANNUAL MEETING, BUT ARE A POWERPOINT AND HANDOUT THAT PAST PRESIDENT HUGH BROWN PRESENTED AT THE MACD CONFERENCE CONSERVATION PARTNERS PRESENTATIONS SESSION.

HANDOUT FOR MACD CONSERVATION PARTNERS PRESENTATION
MACD Report Oct 29 2018 final.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [422.8 KB]
MACD CONSERVATION PARTNERS PRESENTATION
MACD Presentation 10-29-18 final.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [851.9 KB]

MICHIGAN CHAPTER SWCS FIELD TRIP

Held Monday, October 29, 2018

 

This was a tour of the Providence Farms & Community Supported Agriculture operation owned by Ryan and Andrea Romeyn. Participants learned about Ryan and Andrea's unique conservation practices on a certified organic farm that grows more than 200 varieties of certified organic vegetables. They also raise pastured pork, beef and lamb; market produce from the farm; and run a thriving café. Learn more about the farm on their Facebook page.  Also, see this CSA Farms page.

MICHIGAN CHAPTER SWCS

TECHNICAL WORKSHOP

Held at Shanty Creek Resorts, Bellaire, Michigan

During the MACD Fall Convention

 

Title: Computer Assisted Nutrient Management Planning Program (CANMaPP); A discussion with developers, farmers and conservation field staff for tool integration, planning, support and conservation assessment.

 

Date:  Tuesday, October 30th, 2018

Time:  3:30pm – 5:00pm

 

The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and the Michigan Chapter of the Soil and Water Conservation Society (MiSWCS) hosted a session at the Michigan Association of Conservation District (MACD) Fall Conference about a new tool that may be very useful to farmers and conservation field staff.  The Computer Assisted Nutrient Management Planning Program (CANMaPP) is an online tool, currently in-development, that assists with nutrient management plan implementation and documentation. More specifically, users can import existing nutrient management plans into CANMaPP and document the implementation of their plan in a consistent format suitable for review by various agricultural and conservation agencies. The tool is designed for use by farmers, field office technicians, Extension educators, agency personnel and other conservation professionals. This project is led and developed by the Michigan State University Institute of Water Research (IWR) and is supported by the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). 

 

This Fall MACD session presented an initial version of the CANMaPP tool and concluded with interactive and hands-on feedback. Part 1 of the session started with a panel that includes farmers discussing the challenges of performing nutrient management on their land. Part 2 was a discussion of the CANMapp Tool development and future goals by the NRCS State Office.  Part 3 ended with a discussion, led by developer Laura Young (IWR), covering the potentials of the CANMaPP tool and the project rollout.  The final CANMaPP tool will be available in summer 2019.

THE MICHIGAN CHAPTER SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION SOCIETY FALL HIGHWAY CLEANUP WAS HELD FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2018, ON US-127 NORTH, JUST SOUTH OF INTERSTATE 69, EAST LANSING, MI.  PARTICIPANTS WERE SWCS MEMBERS GAYLYNN KINTER, DAN KESSELRING, GREGG THOEN AND DIANE FIELDER; AND NON-MEMBERS CAROL WADE AND JOE CALUS.  ALL OF THEM RETIRED USDA-NRCS EMPLOYEES.

MICHIGAN CHAPTER SEMINAR

Held Friday, March 2, 2018

Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center

East Lansing, Michigan

A Matter of Balance:
Managing Soil and Crop Nutrient Systems
to Protect Water Quality.

MICHIGAN CHAPTER SWCS 2018 ANR SEMINAR AGENDA
2018 MI-SWCS ANR Seminar Agenda.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [94.1 KB]
2018 ANR SEMINAR PRESENTATION ABSTRACTS
2018_ANR_Abstracts.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [91.5 KB]
2018 ANR SEMINAR SPEAKER BIOGRAPHIES
2018_ANR_Speaker_Bios.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [86.0 KB]

PRESENTATION PDFs

DR. LABOSKI'S FIRST PRESENTATION - In Season N Applications for Corn: Pros and Cons
Laboski-NTime_MI-SWCS_2018.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [5.8 MB]
BROCK GOBROGGE PRESENTATION
Gobrogge3.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [3.1 MB]
DR. LABOSKI'S SECOND PRESENTATION - Dairy Manure N Availability as Influenced by Application Timing, Manure Treatment, and Nitrification Inhibitor Use
Laboski ManureN_MI-SWCS_2018.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [9.5 MB]
CLARE LINDAHL PRESENTATION
Lindahl2.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [1.9 MB]
ALAINA NUNN PRESENTATION
Nunn.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [4.0 MB]
EHSAN GHANE PRESENTATION
Ghane2.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [7.6 MB]

MICHIGAN CHAPTER 2017 ANR SEMINAR

Held March 3, 2017

East Lansing, MI

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

AGENDA, PRESENTATION ABSTRACTS AND SPEAKER BIOGRAPHIES

2017 ANR SEMINAR AGENDA
2017_ANR_Agenda_v7.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [84.7 KB]
PRESENTATION ABSTRACTS
2017_ANR_Abstracts v3.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [101.1 KB]
SPEAKER BIOGRAPHIES
2017_ANR_Speaker_Bios v4.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [264.8 KB]

PRESENTATIONS IN PDF FORMAT

INSTILLING HEALTH IN UN-HEALTHY SOILS: BY DR. NEWELL KITCHEN
Kitchen_instilling_health_into_unhealthy[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [8.6 MB]

Dr. Kitchen recommended the book "dirt: The Erosion of Civilizations" by Dr.  David R. Montgomery.

COMBATING NUTRIENT TRANSPORT IN DRAINAGE WATER USING VARIOUS CONSERVATION PRACTICES: BY DR. EHSANE GHANE
Ghane_combating_nutrient_transport.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [15.0 MB]
THINKING OUTSIDE THE LAKE: BY DR. SCOTT SOWA
Sowa_Thnking_Outside_the_Lake.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [9.1 MB]
FINDING VALUE IN CONSERVATION TARGETING USING PRECISION AGRICULTURE TECHNOLOGIES: BY DR. NEWELL KITCHEN
Kitchen_precision_agriculture.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [7.4 MB]
USING TILE DRAINAGE WATER AND DETENTION PONDS TO SUPPLEMENT OVERHEAD IRRIGATION: BY MR. BOB MANTEY
Mantey_Irrigating_with_limited_water_res[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [18.7 MB]
RIGHT TO FARM - AN OPPORTUNITY, NOT A 'RIGHT': BY MR. WAYNE WHITMAN
Whitman_RTF _GAAMPs.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [4.0 MB]

MICHIGAN CHAPTER 2016 FALL WORKSHOP

Technological and Innovative Selection of Conservation Practices
Held 1:00 to 4:30 p.m., Monday, October 24, 2016

Shanty Creek Resort, Bellaire, MI

The IWR develops interactive tools that address real world problems such as nonpoint source pollution and water availability. Their suite of decision support, watershed analysis and networking tools transform complex modeling, mapping and assessment into accessible and freely available online applications.

 

Tool development at the IWR stems from collaborative partnerships and innovative research. They design their tools in close coordination with stakeholders and combine leading edge software development, modeling expertise and comprehensive training to provide holistic, practical and effective systems.

 

IWR has provided critical decision support tools that are being used to inform on-the-ground protection and restoration actions that are improving Michigan’s water resources for current and future generations.

 

MICHIGAN CHAPTER SWCS FALL WORKSHOP AGENDA
MISWCS 2016 Fall Workshop agenda.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [77.5 KB]

WORKSHOP PRESENTATIONS AND LINKS

(Not all presentations had visuals)

"SOM MANAGEMENT - FOCUS ON C INSTEAD OF T"
JERRY GRIGAR'S POWERPOINT PRESENTATION IN PDF FORMAT
JGrigar 10-24-2016 presentation.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [8.3 MB]
"MICHIGAN SENSITIVE AREAS IDENTIFICATION SYSTEM"
LAURA YOUNG'S PRESENTATION IN PDF FORMAT
LYoung 10-24-16 presentation.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [5.2 MB]

           "OVERVIEW/DEMONSTRATION"

            JEREMIAH ASHER'S PRESENTATION (ON-LINE)

GREAT LAKES WATERSHED MANAGEMENT SYSTEM: APPLICATIONS IN THE FIELD
BEN WICKERHAM'S POWERPOINT PRESENTATION IN PDF FORMAT
GLWMS examples of use by TNC.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [1.2 MB]

            POST WORKSHOP INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEO THAT SHOWCASES

            THE  USE OF THE GREAT LAKES WATERSHED MANAGEMENT

            SYSTEM IN THE FIELD.  (Password "tnc")

MARCH 4, 2016, ANR SEMINAR

A MATTER OF BALANCE

Systems Approaches to Managing Great Lakes Landscapes

March 4, 2016, ANR Seminar Agenda
2016_ANR_Agenda_v8.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [69.3 KB]

SEMINAR PRESENTATIONS IN PDF FORMAT

Presentation by Dr. Merrin Macrae, Associate Professor & Associate Chair, Undergraduate Programs, Geography Programs, Department of Geography and Environmental Management, University of Waterloo, Ont.
Title: Phosphorus losses in surface runoff and tile drainage from agricultural fields using multiple conservation strategies for phosphorus management.
Macrae.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [13.9 MB]
Presentation by Lisa Reynolds Fogarty, Science Chief, Water Resource Investigations, Michigan-Ohio Water Science Center, USGS, Lansing, Michigan
Title: Assessing Water Quality from Edge of Field to the Great Lakes
Fogerty.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [27.0 MB]
Presentation by Dustin Goering, Hydrologist, National Weather Service, Chanhassen, Minnesota
Title: Runoff Risk Decision Support Tool
Goering.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [4.8 MB]
Presentation by Larry Nobis, Nobis Dairy Farms, St. Johns, Michigan
Title: Managing a Dairy-based Cropping System to Protect Water Quality and Build Soil Health
Nobis.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [2.0 MB]
Presentation by Brian Boyer, Environmental Engineer, Keiser & Associates, LLC, Kalamazoo, Michigan
Title: Advancements in Urban Stormwater Management for Water Quality Improvements
Boyer.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [6.3 MB]

MARCH 6, 2015, ANR SEMINAR

A MATTER OF BALANCE

FEEDING OUR CROPS AND PROTECTING OUR WATER
IN A CHANGING CLIMATE

March 6, 2015, ANR Seminar Agenda
2015_ANR_Agenda_Final.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [72.8 KB]

PRESENTATIONS IN PDF FORMAT

Dr. David Baker presentation "Long-term Trends in Agricultural Runoff to Lake Erie: Causes, Consequences and Remedies"
Dr Baker 2015 Pres.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [4.8 MB]
Nathan Moore presentation "Past and Projected Future Impacts of Climate on Agriculture in the Great Lakes Region"
SWCS Moore.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [18.1 MB]

The rest of the presentations were not made available to us for publication.

MARCH 7, 2014, ANR SEMINAR
A MATTER OF BALANCE:
APPROACHES TO SOIL HEALTH AND WATER QUALITY

2014 SEMINAR AGENDA
2014_ANR_Agenda_final.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [77.7 KB]

PRESENTATIONS IN PDF FORMAT

Sustaining the Pedosphere: Establishing A Framework for Management, Utilization and Restoration of Soils in Cultured Systems, by Dr. Eugene Kelly
Kelly1_MI-SWCS_ANR_Seminar_3-7-14.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [5.1 MB]
Soil health and water quality: Is perennial cover the critical ingredient?, by Dr. Sieg Snapp
Snapp_MI-SWCS_ANR_Seminar_3-7-14.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [16.5 MB]
The Dirt on Clean Water: How Farmers are helping protect the Paw Paw River Watershed, by Colleen Forestieri
Forestieri_MI-SWCS_ANR_Seminar_3-7-14.pd[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [7.4 MB]
Keeping Nitrogen and Phosphorus out of Surface Water with Cover Crops, by James Hoorman
Hoorman_MI-SWCS_ANR_Seminar_3-7-14.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [12.4 MB]
A Matter of Balance: From a Farmer's Perspective, by Ken Blight
Blight_MI-SWCS_ANR_Seminar_3-7-14.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [7.5 MB]
How Much Conservation is Really Enough? Lessons from The Nature Conservancy's Saginaw Bay Watershed Project, by Mary Fales,
Fales_MI-SWCS ANR Seminar_3-7-14.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [6.9 MB]
Innovation is our tradition: Perspectives on the future of Soil and Water Quality Research and Management, by Dr. Eugene Kelly
Kelly2_MI-SWCS_ANR_Seminar_3-7-14.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [906.3 KB]

MARCH 6, 2013, ANR SEMINAR

A MATTER OF BALANCE:

AFTER THE AFTERMATH - ADDRESSING NATURAL RESOURCES IN EMERGENCIES

2013 ANR SEMINAR AGENDA
2013_ANR_Agenda_handout.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [69.6 KB]

PRESENTATIONS IN PDF FORMAT

Incident Command: How the Emergency Management Sturture Develops - Brad Deacon, MDARD
Intro to ICS Emerg Mgmt 2013 SWCS.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [4.6 MB]
Unified Response to the 2010 Enbridge Line 6B Discharge - Ralph Dollhopf, EPA
20120417_EPAPublicPres_v1_7.pptx
Microsoft Power Point presentation [35.8 MB]
Responding to Natural Resource Damages Associated with the Enbridge Line 6b Oil Spill - Jay Wesley
Enbridge Soil Water Cons Society.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [9.0 MB]
Emergency Planning on the Farm - Dan Busby, MDARD
2013SeminarBusby2.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [6.3 MB]
Food, Agriculture and Rural Michigan - All Hazards Emergency Preparednes - Brad Deacon
SWCS Ag Emerg 2013.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [4.8 MB]
Mortality Management Planning and Response Considerations - Dale Rozeboom, MSU
2013_Sem_Emer_Mort_Mgmt_Rozeboom.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [1.6 MB]

MARCH 7, 2012, ANR SEMINAR

A MATTER OF BALANCE:

ENERGY, WATER AND WORKING LANDS

2012 ANR SEMINAR AGENDA
2012_ANR_Agenda_mstr_final.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [67.1 KB]

PRESENTATIONS IN PDF FORMAT

California Agriculture: The Water-Power Connection - Brandon Souza, Assistant Executive Director, Agricultural Water Management Council, Sacramento, California
,
SouzaAMPresentation2012.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [5.7 MB]
Water Availability and Use in the Great Lakes Region - Howard Reeves, Hydrologist, USGS, Lansing. MI
H Reeves SWCS_Seminar.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [4.5 MB]
Irrigation Energy Needs - Steve Miller, Visiting Instructor, Department of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
S Miller SWCS seminar.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [10.7 MB]
California Water Issues: Agricultural Water Use Efficiency and Conservation - Brandon Souza
SouzaPMPres2012.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [3.3 MB]
Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) - Richard M. Banderbeek, Loan Specialist, USDA Rural Development
REAP (SWCS Seminar) 3-7-12.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [1.4 MB]
All Things Great Lakes - Patricia Birkholtz, Director, Office of the Great Lakes, State of Michigan
P Birkholz Soil Water.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [6.3 MB]

MARCH 9, 2011, ANR SEMINAR

A MATTER OF BALANCE:

ECOSYSTEM SERVICES AND SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE

2011 ANR SEMINAR AGENDA
2011ANRAgenda.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [61.9 KB]

PRESENTATIONS IN PDF FORMAT

Ecosystem Services: An Introduction - Dr. Patrick Doran, Director of Science, The Nature Conservancy
Doran-MSU ANR Week-SWCS Seminar-8Mar2011[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [7.7 MB]
Future Midwestern Landscaptes Study Update - Dr. Betsy Smith, National Exposures Research Laboratory, USEPA
FML MI SWCS Mar 2011.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [7.3 MB]
Developing Markets for Ecosystem Services - Carl Lucero, Office of Environmental Markets, USDA
Carl Lucero Michigan Env Mkts Presentati[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [1.1 MB]
Ecosystem Services from Crop Management: What They Cost to Supply and What Citizens Will Pay - Dr. Scott M. Swinton, Department of Agriculture, Food and Resource Economics, Michigan State University
Swinton2011mar9.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [1.8 MB]
Ecosystem Markets and Sustainable Agriculture - Todd Parker, Associate, Climate Change and Natural Resources, Delta Institute
ANR Week Ecosystem Markets.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [1.1 MB]

IN THE NEWS

MATT LOHR, CHIEF, USDA-NRCS

on YouTube at the

SWCS 74TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE

MICHIGAN CHAPTER SWCS HONORED WITH TWO AWARDS AT THE SWCS 74TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE IN PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA!

MICHIGAN CHAPTER SWCS

NEWSLETTERS

MICHIGAN CHAPTER SWCS

2019 ANR SEMINAR

Presentations

THE MONARCH EFFECT

A VR180 Video By EDF

THE STATE OF SCIENCE...

2019 UCSUSA publication

THANK WARMING CLIMATE FOR BIGGER MIDWEST MAIZE YIELDS

Great Lakes Echo

(Note: If you read this one, also read the one below!)

AMERICANS HAVE PLANTED SO MUCH CORN THAT IT'S CHANGING THE WEATHER

Grist Climate Desk

(Note: If you read this one, also read the one above!)

FARMS UNDER THREAT

The State of America's Farmland

American Farmland Trust

Report

What Will Persuade Rice Farmers In Punjab To Stop Setting Fires In Their Fields?

NPR  Morning Edition Report

LIVING SOIL FILM

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WHY SHOULD YOU JOIN MICHIGAN CHAPTER SWC[...]
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