Conservation Training

Sustainable Intensification of the Rural Landscape: Protecting Soil Health, Water Quality and Farm Profitability

March 11, 2022

9:00 am – 4:15 pm
Location: St. Johns, MI

Rural landscapes are complex physical and biological systems integrating cropland, forestland and riparian zones, crop rotations and nutrient cycling, a balance of pests and pathogens, and other interactions. Many producers seek to redesign their cropping systems guided by agro-ecological principles whereby soil health and ecological services accumulate in mutually supportive ways. They are actively involved in devising, testing, and evaluating new and innovative practices on their farms to enhance biodiversity and beneficial interactions, improve resilience and mitigate risk. Attendees at this Michigan Chapter of the Soil and Water Conservation Society Seminar will discover practical and sustainable ways to manage the rural landscape through five presentations.