Shoreline Living Magazine

There’s something magical about spending time at a lake, whether you’re swimming, boating, fishing, or just sitting and listening to the lapping waves. There are simple steps property owners can take to keep their lakes clean and healthy for generations to come. Shoreline Living magazine shares the examples of five ordinary property owners who have […]

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VBCD April 2021 Board meeting postponed to April 28

The Van Buren Conservation District’s  April 2021 board meeting will be postponed to April 28. The meeting will be held virtually via Zoom. The agenda can be accessed here: https://vanburencd.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/April-2021-Agenda.pdf Topic: VBCD Regular Board Meeting April 28, 2021 Time: Apr 21, 2021 10:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85032367653?pwd=bm9HYW5ybU9GNnZyUzNFcXpwM21CUT09  Meeting ID: […]

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Keynote Address: Gabe Brown (Farming for the Future 2020)

Regenerative Agriculture and Cover Crops were Highlights of Annual Farming Conference LAWRENCE, MI – Over 230 local agricultural producers came together at the Van Buren Conservation District’s annual “Farming for the Future” conference on March 10 to learn about regenerative agriculture, plant sap analysis, compost, soil health, diversifying grain crops, pasture management, and more. Nationally […]

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Farming for the Future Conference to be Held March 20 in Lawrence: Biological Farming – How to Make it Work for Your Farm

LAWRENCE, MI – Gary Zimmer, a Wisconsin-based agricultural consultant and founder of Midwestern BioAg, will be the keynote presenter at the Van Buren Conservation District’s annual “Farming for the Future” conference. The event will be held on Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at the Van Buren Conference Center in Lawrence. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and […]

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Farming for the Future Conference: “The Fate of Phosphorus”

LAWRENCE, MI – Joe Nester, an Ohio-based agricultural consultant and founder of Nester Ag, LLC will be the keynote presenter at the Van Buren Conservation District’s annual “Farming for the Future” conference. The event will be held on Thursday, March 22 at the Van Buren Conference Center in Lawrence. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and […]

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Cost Share Money Available for Farmers

Over the next few years, the Van Buren Conservation District (VBCD) and the local Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) are promoting two cost share programs for farmers to implement conservation practices like cover crops, no-till and filter strips. Depending on the practice, location, and eligibility, up to 90% of the cost of installing conservation practices […]

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Farming for the Future Conference – “Becoming the Lowest Cost Producer: Lessons From a Farmer”

LAWRENCE, MI – Scott Anderson, a South Dakota grain farmer and founder of CashCow Farmer, will be the keynote presenter at the Van Buren Conservation District’s annual “Farming for the Future” conference. The event will be held on Wednesday, March 8 at the Van Buren Conference Center in Lawrence. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and […]

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Keep Water Clean and Crops Green

Improving Water Quality in the South Branch Watershed Beginning in 2014, the Van Buren Conservation District (VBCD) has worked with local farmers, the Village of Paw Paw, and other partners to reduce sediment and nutrient pollution in the South Branch of the Paw Paw River Watershed. The South Branch flows into the Village of Paw Paw […]

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