Webinars & Conferences

Wild About: Conservation Webinar Series- Forest ownerships & their different goals across MI

July 12, 2022, 5:00:00 PM
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Forest ownerships & their different goals across MI: Descriptions of the different types of forest owners (state, federal, industrial, local gov't, land conservancies, individual/family), and why it's important to know the difference. This online conservation seminar series is for adults and older youth interested in conservation efforts in their yards, or properties. This series can also provide education and information and may be of interest to Extension Master Gardeners, Michigan Conservation Stewards, Master Naturalists, and generally anyone looking for ways to enhance their property to create a sanctuary for nature out their back door.

Public Tour of the MSU Student Organic Farm

July 24, 2022, 8:00:00 PM
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Join us for a public tour of the Student Organic Farm! We'll be covering the history of the farm, principles and practices of organic farming, our markets and partnerships, as well as insights into four-season hoop house vegetable production. This is a great opportunity for anyone interested in organic farming, and satisfies the farm tour requirement for those enrolling in the Organic Farmer Training Program.

Wild About: Conservation Webinar Series- Gaining Perspective on Agriculture in My Community

July 26, 2022, 5:00:00 PM
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Gaining Perspective on Agriculture in My Community: learn about livestock near populated areas, manure management for farms – including manure application and odor, and farm traffic on roadways. This online conservation seminar series is for adults and older youth interested in conservation efforts in their yards, or properties. This series can also provide education and information and may be of interest to Extension Master Gardeners, Michigan Conservation Stewards, Master Naturalists, and generally anyone looking for ways to enhance their property to create a sanctuary for nature out their back door.

Wild About: Conservation Webinar Series- Aquatic Invasive Species Prevention

August 9, 2022, 5:00:00 PM
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Aquatic Invasive Species Prevention: Overview of aquatic invasive species (identification/issues) and what you can do to help slow the spread. This online conservation seminar series is for adults and older youth interested in conservation efforts in their yards, or properties. This series can also provide education and information and may be of interest to Extension Master Gardeners, Michigan Conservation Stewards, Master Naturalists, and generally anyone looking for ways to enhance their property to create a sanctuary for nature out their back door.

Wild About: Conservation Webinar Series- Integrating Solar Energy

August 23, 2022, 5:00:00 PM
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Integrating Solar Energy: Adding solar arrays and cover plantings that work under them. This online conservation seminar series is for adults and older youth interested in conservation efforts in their yards, or properties. This series can also provide education and information and may be of interest to Extension Master Gardeners, Michigan Conservation Stewards, Master Naturalists, and generally anyone looking for ways to enhance their property to create a sanctuary for nature out their back door.

September 9-10- Black Farming Conference: Roots, Food and Storytelling

September 9, 2022, 4:00:00 PM
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The 2022 Black Farming Conference is brought to you by Agraria Center for Regenerative Practice, Central State University, Antioch College, and the National Afro-American Museum & Cultural Center
This year's Conference Theme: Roots, Food, and Storytelling will build upon the legacy of our ancestral roots of food from the African diaspora and the power of storytelling through food, family, and American culture.
Confirmed Speaker Michael Twitty: Michael W. Twitty is an African-American Jewish writer, culinary historian, and educator. He is the author of The Cooking Gene, published by HarperCollins/Amistad, which won the 2018 James Beard Foundation Book Award for Book of the Year as well as the category for writing. (This description is taken directly from Wikipedia.) (We will also have Michael's The Cooking Gene book for sale on Friday, September 9th at the National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center event.) Michael is speaking on Saturday, September 10th)
More speakers TBA
Stay tuned for more information on speakers, breakout sessions, and farm tours!

Wild About: Conservation Webinar Series- Deer Diseases

September 13, 2022, 5:00:00 PM
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Deer Diseases: Deer disease and best practices for mitigating disease during hunting season. This online conservation seminar series is for adults and older youth interested in conservation efforts in their yards, or properties. This series can also provide education and information and may be of interest to Extension Master Gardeners, Michigan Conservation Stewards, Master Naturalists, and generally anyone looking for ways to enhance their property to create a sanctuary for nature out their back door.

Wild About: Conservation Webinar Series- Protecting your Groundwater

September 27, 2022, 5:00:00 PM
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Protecting your Groundwater: Overview of groundwater protection, wellheads, and ways to protect it. This online conservation seminar series is for adults and older youth interested in conservation efforts in their yards, or properties. This series can also provide education and information and may be of interest to Extension Master Gardeners, Michigan Conservation Stewards, Master Naturalists, and generally anyone looking for ways to enhance their property to create a sanctuary for nature out their back door.

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