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9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Friday, March 6, 2015

Michigamme Room, Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center
Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, USA

[UPDATE] Cost: a fee of $25 per person for a link to the webcast, not to exceed $100 for a group viewing.

Registration: Online with Michigan Chapter of SWCS. Payment by Paypal.

A MATTER OF BALANCE: Feeding our Crops and Protecting our Water in a Changing Climate

You can join in person or by "webcast". By webcast, you log into the conference by your computer and watch, listen from the comfort of your home or workplace. No need to travel! All you need is a computer with decent internet connection.

On-farm nutrient management has greatly improved in the past twenty-five years yet water quality problems associated with algae blooms and oxygen depletion persist in Lake Erie, Saginaw Bay and other waterways. Climate change is likely to present even greater challenges from more frequent, higher intensity storms and increased runoff. This conference will examine the linkage between cropping practices and nutrient enrichment of runoff and drainage water, and offer practical solutions for capturing and cycling nitrogen, phosphorus and other potential contaminants in the root zone. (More)

Visit the Michigan SWCS website to see the flyer, agenda, speaker biographies, and presentation abstracts.

SPEAKERS
Dr. David Baker, Director Emeritus
National Center for Water Quality Research
Heidelberg University, Tiffin, Ohio

Larry D. Geohring, Senior Extension Associate
Biological and Environmental Engineering Department
Cornell University, Ithaca, New York

Dr. Nathan Moore, Assistant Professor
Department of Geography
Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan

Blaine Baker, Co-Owner
Bakerlads Farm, Lenawee County, Clayton, Michigan

Thomas Van Wagner, Consultant
Technical Coordinator, Center for Excellence Program
Lenawee Conservation District