Berrien Conservation District

Berrien County Conservation District

What do Drones & Agriculture have in common?  Come see!

Agricultural Field Day & MAEAP Phase I Meeting 
Date: Thursday, July 17th, 2014
Time: 4:00-9:00pm
Location: 10438 Miller Road, Baroda, MI (Jerry Schmaltz farm)
Cost: $10

The Berrien Conservation District, Berrien County Farm Bureau, and the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) are partnering together to host this annual event. The topics include a “Precision Drone” demonstration for agricultural crop surveillance, using crop health imaging for increased yields, and taking a look at the current Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) rules. Also on the agenda will be Keith Morris, plant and soil consultant, who will discuss biological effects on soil health. Learn what is in your soil and how to make it more productive. Laura Campbell from Michigan Farm Bureau will cover the concerns over the proposed EPA ‘Waters of the U.S.’ Rule. She will talk about why the rule is being proposed, the impact on farmers and other industries, updates on actions that Farm Bureau is taking at the state and national level, and encouragement for things farmers can do to help in the campaign. Josh Appleby, verifier from the Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program (MAEAP), will take a look at all that is involved in getting your farm environmentally verified and what the incentives are. The NRCS will discuss a few of the USDA Farm Bill programs within the Financial Assistance and Agricultural Conservation Easement Programs, focusing on the new Honey Bee Initiative. The USDA Farm Service Agency will outline the process of completing Wetland & Highly Erodible Land Determinations for your fields and John Lingle, Wetland Specialist, will discuss the wetland mitigation process. The cost for the event is $10. Dinner will be provided by TVB Catering (John Byrdak). You can RSVP by Friday, July 11 to the Berrien Conservation District at 269-471-9111, x5."





















Contact us at:

3334 Edgewod Road, Berrien Springs, Michigan 49103 

269-471-9111 x5


We are housed in the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service Office.  Our Office hours are from 8:00 am to 3:15 pm Monday through Friday

Mission Statement

The Berrien Conservation District's mission is to promote the protection and improvement of Berrien County's natural resources through partnerships, education, reforestation, ground and surface water protection, and soil erosion control measures.