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Genesee Area Farmer Network

2024-03-20T13:00:00Z 2024-03-20T17:00:00Z Genesee Area Farmer Network

9-9:30 am Attendee check in

9:30-10:30 am Drone use in agriculture presentation by Chad Thelen of Midwest Lifestyle Properties. Talk will include methods of scouting, application benefits, and cost considerations.

10:30-11:30 am On-farm energy efficiency presentation by Duane Watson of Consumers Energy. Talk will include energy options for animals, solar, wind, renewables, lights, and changes in the legislature impacting on farm energy.

11:30 am-12 pm Farm bill updates and MAEAP presentation by District Conservationist Ben Thelen, MAEAP Technician Peter Juengel, and supporting information provided by Resource Conservationists Taylor Crowley and Meagan Frahm. Updates will include relevant programs and practices, including technical and financial assistance available through Genesee Conservation District and USDA-NRCS.

12-1 pm Lunch and networking

Gaines Township Hall 9255 Grand Blanc Rd Gaines, MI 48436-9792 
Location
Gaines Township Hall
9255 Grand Blanc Rd
Gaines, MI 48436-9792 
Event Date

Start: March 20, 2024 9:00 AM

End: March 20, 2024 1:00 PM

9-9:30 am Attendee check in

9:30-10:30 am Drone use in agriculture presentation by Chad Thelen of Midwest Lifestyle Properties. Talk will include methods of scouting, application benefits, and cost considerations.

10:30-11:30 am On-farm energy efficiency presentation by Duane Watson of Consumers Energy. Talk will include energy options for animals, solar, wind, renewables, lights, and changes in the legislature impacting on farm energy.

11:30 am-12 pm Farm bill updates and MAEAP presentation by District Conservationist Ben Thelen, MAEAP Technician Peter Juengel, and supporting information provided by Resource Conservationists Taylor Crowley and Meagan Frahm. Updates will include relevant programs and practices, including technical and financial assistance available through Genesee Conservation District and USDA-NRCS.

12-1 pm Lunch and networking