Livingston Farmer Education Day

February 7, 2023
8:30am – 3:15pm
Marion Twp. Hall
2877 W. Coon Lake Rd
Howell, MI 48843

No Cost for the program. A free-will donation will be accepted to help cover the cost for lunch.

4 RUP credits and MAEAP Phase 1 Credit Approval in Process


Contact Stacey Coddington at
(517) 546-8124 or



8:30am – 9:00am        Registration/Welcome

Clark Humrich, Chairman – Livingston Conservation District &

Ray Moses, Director & Membership Chairman – Livingston County Farm Bureau

9:00am – 10:00am      2022 On-Farm Research Results – Soybean on-farm research and Fungicide use for tar spot in corn silage

Phil Kaatz, MSUE Senior Extension EducatorForages and Field Crops


10:00am – 10:15am    Snack Break   


10:15am – 11:15am     MAEAP – PPE, Pesticides in the environment,

                                    Cropping, Farmstead, Livestock, Forestry-

                                    Wetland-Habitat A*Syst tools.

Andrea Wendt, Shiawassee Conservation District Agricultural Technician

11:15am – 12:15pm     Pest Management for 2023 – Weeds, Insects, & Diseases

Phil Kaatz, MSUE Senior Extension EducatorForages and Field Crops


12:15pm – 1:00pm     Lunch

Catered by Showerman Family Cooking


1:00pm – 2:00pm        CRP and CREP Programs and Practices for Conservation and Protection

                                    Donna Kanan, Conservation Specialist, Shiawassee Conservation District

2:00pm – 2:30pm        Cover Crop Research Program

                                    Etienne Sutton – PhD Candidate, University of Michigan, School for Environmental Sustainability

2:30pm – 3:00pm        Wildlife Conservation/Ducks Unlimited

                Kylie McElrath-DU


3:00pm – 3:30pm        Closing Comments/Questions