Rural landscapes are complex physical and biological systems integrating crop and forested land, crop rotations and riparian zones, nutrient cycling, a balance of pests and pathogens, and other interactions. Many producers seek to redesign their cropping systems guided by agroecological 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, and improve resilience and risk mitigation. Attendees at the 2023 Michigan Chapter of the Soil and Water Conservation Society March 10 conference will discover practical and sustainable ways to manage the rural landscape.
Event website: https://www.miglswcs.org/events-and-archives/
Contact: Tim Harrigan, Associate Professor and Extension Specialist, Michigan State University
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (517) 353-0767