What’s Growing In My Garden?

“What’s Growing In My Garden?” – June 2nd   Have you always wanted to know what that plant is that appears in your garden, flower bed, or landscape? Is it a flower or weed? Invasive or native? Medicinal, edible or toxic? Here’s your opportunity to find out. On Friday, June 2nd, from 4 pm to […]

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Posted on May 19th, 2017 By

Butterfly Flyways Conservation Event

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Posted on April 5th, 2017 By

Conservation Funds Available to Michigan Farmers

Farmers and forest owners are encouraged to submit applications for U.S. Department of Agriculture conservation assistance by Dec. 16, 2016. Conservation financial assistance is available for implementing a wide variety of practices to reduce soil erosion, improve wildlife habitat, protect water quality and manage private forest land. “USDA conservation programs can help farmers reduce erosion […]

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Posted on November 14th, 2016 By

Insectary Workshop Flier

Insectary plants workshop

Supporting Beneficial Insects with Flowering Plants August 2, 2016, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Michigan State University Clarksville Research Center9302 Portland Road, Clarksville, MI 48815 Beneficial insects provide valuable pest control and pollination services to farms and gardens, but they need a little help from you as well. Many insect natural enemies and pollinators depend […]

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Posted on July 14th, 2016 By

USDA Funds Available to restore Michigan Wetlands


EAST LANSING, Nov. 19, 2015 — Michigan landowners have until Jan. 15, 2016, to submit applications for wetland reserve easements through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Conservation Easement Program. In Michigan, $819,000 in USDA funding is available for the restoration of wetlands and easement costs during fiscal year 2016. “Restoring and protecting wetlands is […]

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Posted on December 9th, 2015 By

USDA Funding Targets Great Lakes


EAST LANSING, Nov. 18, 2015 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture will make over $2.5 million in conservation financial assistance available to Michigan landowners to help improve water quality and wildlife habitat around the Great Lakes. The financial assistance is available to farmers and landowners in selected Michigan watersheds through the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative. […]

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Posted on December 9th, 2015 By

To Till or Not to Till

The Mecosta Farm Bureau in collaboration with the Mecosta Conservation District hosted a tillage field day in Big Rapids, Michigan on August 22 2014. The intent of which was to showcase the effects of different tillage types on the production of corn and soil structure. The event was well attended by more than fifty farmers and […]

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Posted on February 24th, 2015 By