Cultivating Resilience

The Cultivating Resilience Farm Field Day will highlight strategies and innovations to assist farmers in weathering uncertain seasons, meeting increasing industry regulation, and responding to increasingly erratic weather patterns. Noted national and Michigan-area farmers and industry experts will share their knowledge and personal experience with climate-smart agriculture, cover crops, no-till farming, and soil health improvement.



8:30  Registration

9:00  Welcome & Introductions

9:30  Presentation: Economical Cover Cropping with Fred Yoder

10:15  Break

10:30  Break-out Sessions with Guest Speakers (25 mins)

  • Weeds as Indicators of Soil Health with Joe Scrimger, Bio-Systems
  • The Journey to True No-Till with Jerry Grigar, NRCS
  • Soil Health with Christina Curell, MSU Extension

12:00  Enjoy a free, homestyle lunch featuring locally-grown barbecue pork sandwiches with farm-fresh salads and a delicious blueberry cobbler made with local blueberries

12:45  Presentation: What is Climate Smart Agriculture? with Fred Yoder

1:00  Prize Drawings

1:15  Presentations: Ag Community Relief and Agribility

1:30  New & Emerging Technology Demonstrations: Rainfall Simulator & Farm Equipment