Farming for the Future 2024 – Brochure Available

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 13, 2024 at the Van Buren Conference Center from 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM.

This year, we will have Dr. Alan Franzluebbers as our keynote speaker. His research focuses on soil ecology and management for development of more sustainable agricultural systems. Alan has a Ph.D. and is a research ecologist for the USDA.

Breakout sessions include tracks on grain, grazing, and forestry. Other topics will include weed control in pastures, holistic livestock management, no-till strategies, and getting the most out of non-farmed land. 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!



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