Farm Management for Diversity and Environmental Protection for Our Changing Times
Date: September 5, 2019
Time: 4 p.m.
Location: Marsh Haven Farms, 2267 N. Henderson Rd., Davison, MI 48423
Marsh Haven has been following mostly organic production practices for 30 years and produces hay, corn, soybeans, wheat, oats, rye, vegetables, beef, pork, chicken, and eggs on about 90 acres. “Everything is sold within a 60 mile radius”
Agenda: Speakers are Rob Malcomnson, farm operator at Marsh Haven Farms and Lapeer/Macomb County MAEAP Technician, Phil Kaatz, MSU Extension Educator, and Kendrick Flowers, USDA – NRCS District Conservationist
4pm – Orientation and how the farm got verified in the Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program.
4:15 Walking Tour. Topics include multi-species grazing system, wetland protection, NRCS cost share opportunities, hoophouse vegetable production, manure management, and general nutrient management. Rainfall simulator demonstration will compare pasture, conventional tillage, and no-traffic raised beds.
6:15 Suppertime. Most food is sourced fresh from the farm.
7:00-? Q & A and networking with others
Please RSVP by Sept. 3:
Call Lapeer Conservation District at 810-664-0895 ext. 5; or email firstname.lastname@example.org;
or Phil Kaatz MSU Extension at 810-667-0341;
This meeting counts for MAEAP Phase 1 educational credit.