August 10, 2022
The Van Buren Conservation District (VBCD) is holding a MAEAP Fruit Field Day for fruit growers on August 10th from 4:30 PM to 7:00 PM at Oxley Farms (29001 CR 358, Lawton, MI 49065). Attendees can expect free dinner and refreshments.
The MAEAP Fruit Field Day brings together speakers from the VBCD who will discuss a wide range of topics concerning fruit farmers. Some topics that will be presented are the Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program (MAEAP), cover crops in fruit rows, Farm Bill cost-share opportunities, pesticide container recycling, and how to prevent the invasive species Spotted Lantern Fly.
“By bringing farmers together with good food and hands-on learning, we hope to initiate changes to their farming practices,” said MAEAP Technician Kyle Mead of the VBCD. Kyle Mead brings 18 years of conservation experience to Van Buren County to assist farmers. For more information on the MAEAP Fruit Field Day, contact the VBCD office by phone at 269-657-4030 x5 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Pre-registration is required for attendance.