Farming for the Future 2023 – Registration is Open

Farming for the Future is an annual educational event for local farmers and is a great opportunity to learn from agricultural specialists, educators, researchers, businesses, and other farmers. This year’s event is scheduled for March 7, 2023 at the Van Buren Conference Center from 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM.

Topics this year will include soil health basics, carbon/nitrogen ratios, no-till strategies with break-out sessions on grazing, grain, and perennial fruit crops. A MAEAP Phase 1 credit will be available for attendees along with RUP credits. Doors will open at 8:30 AM. Free lunch will also be provided.

This event is free but pre-registration is required and space is limited. Farmers are asked to register by March 1 by visiting the link below or by calling the Van Buren Conservation District at 269-657-4030 x5.

Register here!

VBCD November 2021 Programs Update

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