Vicki Morrone
Organic Farming Specialist
Center For Regional Food Systems at MSU
480 Wilson Rd. Room 303
East Lansing, MI 48824
517-353-3542/517-282-3557 (cell)
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From: <Ivan>, David <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Monday, December 3, 2012 10:00 AM
To: Greening Michigan Institute - All <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: FW: Registration closing for two in-service trainings

FYI: Two excellent in-service trainings that may be of interest.






From: Powers-Schilling, Wendy
Sent: Monday, December 03, 2012 9:38 AM
To: Agriculture and Agribusiness Institute - All
Subject: Registration closing for two in-service trainings


Note that there are 2 inservice trainings coming up; both with a registration deadline of December 12, 2012 at 5 PM.One on livestock and the other on irrigation for larger farms.


December 18 the focus is on livestock production ($15 includes lunch).

December 19 the focus is on irrigation and water use (free, half day session). Both sessions are held at Greenstone Farm Credit in Lansing.


The full agendas and registration link are in the attached fliers. Note that all materials will be distributed to registrants in advance by email (thus the need to register).


December 18

Environmental update

                9:00 am: Cumulative impacts of livestock production

                                Wendy Powers, Dale Rozeboom, Jerry May

                9:45 am: Rural watersheds with TMDLs

                                Steve Miller, Dale Rozeboom, Marilyn Thelen, Jerry May

                10:30 am: Break

10:45 am: South campus anaerobic digester project

                                Dana Kirk

                11:15 am: Mortality handling and mass carcass disposal

                                Dale Rozeboom

                11:45 am: Educator program updates:

Attendees will be provided the opportunity to discuss their 2013 environmental programs

12:00 noon - lunch provided

                12:45 pm: Rapid fire updates

                                N retention by cover crops

                                                Tim Harrigan

                                Climate variability and change

                                                Marilyn Thelen

                                Life cycle analysis of dairy farms

                                                Wendy Powers

                                Water use on dairy farms

                                                Faith Cullens     

Water use and availability

1:45 pm: Water use and availability as it relates to livestock, withdrawal and reporting

                                Steve Miller, Lyndon Kelley

2:45 Break

Antimicrobial residue and resistance in livestock

3:00 pm: Antibiotic use in production systems and residues in meat

                                Sarah Wells, Jeannine Schweihofer

                3:30 pm: Research in Antibiotic Resistance

Julie Funk, CVM MSU

4:15 pm: Discussion, Questions and Next Steps                 

4:30 pm: Adjourn



December 19

8:00 – 8:30   Water conflict in Michigan- large volume users and their responsibilities to neighboring water supplies – Lyndon Kelley

·         Current civil status for remediation – old DEQ/MDA program

·         Importance of draw down test in well code

·         Purposed legislation and comparison between Michigan and Indiana programs

8:30 – 8:45   Is there enough water available? Will use cause well-to-well conflicts? – Steve Miller

8:45 – 9:30   Michigan Water policy update – Jim Milne, MDEQ

·         Quick overview of “no adverse impact” and MIWATT

·         Difference between registration and permit

·         Registration never removed vs. 18 month

·         Withdrawals from confined  aquifer not always counting toward allocation from local watershed

·         SW council

·         Hydrology study option

·         Ask MDEQ Rep to respond to the following: Registration and length of time before unused registration are removed from the system, confined  aquifer not counting toward allocation from local watershed, very few absolute “no” responses to  site specific review but with limitations that are not feasible, delays in answers with some May request still pending

9:30 – 10:00 View from the trenches – response and discussion - farm level view of implementation – Lyndon Kelley

10:00 – 10:15   Break

10:15 – 10:45  Information items - Michigan new on-line large volume water use reporting system  - onsite wastewater training – energy audits,  Steve Safferman, Lyndon Kelly and Steve Miller

10:45 – 11:45   Panel Discussion – Panel will lead group discussion on Extension involvement with water quantity management – Steve Miller, Lyndon Kelley, Dave Lusch, Jon Bartholic

11:45 – 12:00   Observations and comments - Steve Lovejoy


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