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

PRIOR 2020  EVENTS

MICHIGAN CHAPTER
ANR SEMINAR

 

 

A Matter of Balance:
Conservation Agriculture in Uncertain Times

(Bringing Conservation Science to Practice)

 

Was held Wednesday, March 4, 2020

 

Modern crop and livestock systems are complex, and the management of these systems requires continuous adaptation and change in practices and strategies. Conservation Science brings the practices and strategies to the farm, but implementation depends on the agricultural producer. Climate change and market fluctuations both impact the producers ability to implement practices. Conservation Science can develop the practices, but only Conservation Producers can implement them. Conservation Technical Assistance Professionals, whether Private, Conservation District, State or Federal, are the bridge between Science and Practice.  SWCS connects Conservation Professionals and Partners.

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Seminar Bronze Sponsor

MICHIGAN CHAPTER SWCS 2020 ANR SEMINAR AGENDA (2/29/20 update)
2020 SWCS ANR Seminar Agenda-Update v7.p[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [129.9 KB]
MICHIGAN CHAPTER SWCS 2020 ANR SEMINAR SPEAKER BIOGRAPHIES (2/14/20 update)
2020_ANR_Speaker_Bios v4.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [95.8 KB]
MICHIGAN CHAPTER SWCS 2020 ANR SEMINAR ABSTRACTS (2/14/20 update)
2020_ANR_Abstracts v4.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [100.1 KB]

2020 SEMINAR PRESENTATIONS

Historical and Projected Future Climatic Changes in the Great Lakes Region
Dr. Jeffrey A. Andresen, Professor and State Climatologist for Michigan
Department of Geography, Environment and Spatial Science
College of Social Science, Michigan State University
SWCS.climchange.JAA.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [5.7 MB]
Edge-of-Field Practices: What are they and how effective for Phosphorus reduction
Dr. Matt Helmers, Professor
Dept. of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering
Director, Iowa Nutrient Research Center
Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa
Helmers Michigan 1.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [15.5 MB]
Cows, Crops, AND Conservation. It can’t be done…or can it?
Mike Buis
Buis Beef
Chatham, Ontario, Canada
Buis_2020 Michigan.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [93.3 MB]
Effectiveness of No-till, Residue Management, Cover Crops, and Crop Diversification on Reducing Downstream Nutrient (N&P) Export
Dr. Matt Helmers, Professor
Dept. of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering
Director, Iowa Nutrient Research Center
Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa
Helmers Michigan 2.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [3.0 MB]
Maple River RCPP Eligibility Expansion
Dr. Glenn O'Neil, Environmental Scientist and GIS Specialist
(Presented by Jeremiah Asher, Assistant Director)
Institute of Water Research, Michigan State University
Maple_SWCS_Meeting_ANR.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [5.7 MB]
Farming Between the Lines:
Stories of the Successes and Challenges of Converting to Strip-Till, Inter-seeding Cover Crops, and Using Innovative Conservation Practices to go Above and Beyond Conventional in a Corn, Soybean, Sugar Beet Rotation in the Thumb.

Ryan and Melissa Shaw
SKS Farm, Marlette, MI
R M Shaw 2020 SWCS Presentation.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [17.4 MB]

ARCHIVES

MICHIGAN CHAPTER SWCS WORKSHOP

ENHANCING WATER RESOURCE MANAGEMENT -

NEW DISCOVERIES AND OPPORTUNITIES

Presented Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Speakers: Dr. Zachary Curtis, Hydrosimulatics Inc.; Paul Sachs, Ottawa County Planning Dept. and Megan Boos, Ottawa CD

 

Access three YouTube videos of the presentation here.

MICHIGAN CHAPTER SWCS ANNUAL MEETING

Held 10:00 a.m., Monday, October 28, 2019

 

This was the Annual Business Meeting for Michigan Chapter SWCS members.  Non-members were welcome to attend for information, but voting was limited to Michigan Chapter Soil and Water Conservation Society members.

 

See below for documents that were discussed and approved at the Annual Meeting.

TREASURER'S REPORT STATEMENT OF ACCOUNTS
2019_Account_Statement_for_Annual_Meetin[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [67.8 KB]
TREASURER'S REPORT 2019 BUDGET
2019_BUDGET_Sept_for_Annual_meeting.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [65.9 KB]
MEMBERSHIP AND OUTREACH COMMITTEE 2019 ANNUAL REPORT
Membership and Outreach Committee Report[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [78.1 KB]
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE 2019 ANNUAL REPORT
Professional Development Committee Repor[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [64.4 KB]
SCHOLARSHIP COMMITTEE 2018-2019 ANNUAL REPORT
Scholarship Committee Report.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [64.7 KB]
JOHN FREELAND'S OUTGOING PRESIDENTS REPORT
2019 President's Annual Report.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [58.1 KB]

MICHIGAN CHAPTER

SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION SOCIETY

FIELD TRIP

Quality Fruit Production, Processing and

Transition Organic Farming in Northern Michigan

Held Monday, October 28, 2019

1:30 to 4:30 p.m.

 

This was a tour of one of largest tart cherry farms (Cherry Ke) and processing facilities (Great Lakes Packing) in the country. We heard from the experts about quality fruit production and discussed the current pest/disease issues in the industry. We will also heard about Cherry Ke’s transition organic tart cherry farm in Acme MI. At the second stop, Great Lakes Packing, we learned about tart cherry processing and water use, recycling and disposal of water and how they take a waste material of cherry pits and turn them into a value added fuel source in Michigan.  This tour will started and ended at the MACD Convention site at Shanty Creek Resort, Bellaire, MI.

 

Speakers were: Dan Busby, MAEAP Verifier for MDARD, and Nels Veliquette and Company with Cherry Ke and Great Lakes Packing.

 

INFORMATION LINKS

Link to Great Lakes Packing http://www.greatlakespacking.com/

Link to Shoreline Fruit https://www.shorelinefruit.com/

Link to the Shoreline Fruit, Cherry Bay Orchards and Cherry Ke story https://www.shorelinefruit.com/grower-owned

 

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]

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

SWCS 75th INTERNATIONAL ANNUAL  CONFERENCE

(VIRTUAL)

JULY 27-29, 2020

FIND MICHIGAN CHAPTER SWCS ANR SEMINAR PRESENTATIONS HERE

ADVANCING SOIL HEALTH THROUGH THE POWER OF PARTNERSHIPS

A PLAN FOR OHIO'S WATERSHEDS

H2OHIO

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

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