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SEMINAR AND MORE: The seminar will include presentations, lunch, tours of Morgan Composting and a wine tasting.

Seminar to focus on economics of soil health

Morgan Composting’s 15th annual Soil Health Seminar is Aug. 16.

Several speakers will provide insight on the economics behind sustainable agriculture at Morgan Composting’s 15th annual Soil Health Seminar on Aug. 16 in Sears, Mich.

Keynote speaker is John Ikerd, professor emeritus of agricultural economics at the University of Missouri. Other speakers include:

 Brian Bates, Bear Creek Organic Farm

 Matthew Powell, John Deere Financial

 Tom Zilke, Zilke Vegetable Farm

 Edwin Suarez, technical agronomist at Midwestern BioAg

 Kristin Poley, lab manager for the Michigan State University Applied Nematology Lab

 George Bird, MSU professor of entomology

 Fred Monroe, Monroe Family Organics

Lunch, tours of the Morgan Composting operation, and a social hour with wine tasting are all included.

This event offers a chance to learn, network with others in the industry and support the agriculture programs of Michigan. Tickets are $30 per person in advance or $40 at the door, and can be purchased at dairydoo.com or by calling 231-734-2451.

Morgan Composting is a family business that was started in 1996 by Brad Morgan and his father, Dale. The Morgans began composting as a solution to a manure problem on their 200-head dairy operation. Now the cows have been sold and just a composting operation remains. This operation is the Dairy Doo line of products — soil amendments that can heal overworked soils by using composted manures, organic matter and science.

Source: Morgan Composting

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