Extremely Hazardous Substances EHS Threshold Calculations

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

 

MAEAP will be partnering with Michael Young, SARA Title III - Specialist from Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, to host a webinar on Extremely Hazardous Substances (EHS) Threshold Calculations on May 25 at 10am.  This webinar will also be recorded and available for viewing following the event.  

 

SARA Title III Training for MAEAP Technicians and Partners
Thu, May 25, 2017 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM EDT

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/937986685

You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (224) 501-3412

Access Code: 937-986-685

If you have specific concerns or questions you would like addressed during the webinar, please send to me ahead of time.

Andrea Stay

Grants and MAEAP Training Liaison

Environmental Stewardship Division

Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development

Phone: 517-285-7482

Upcoming NRCS MARI and Soil Health Trainings

Monday, May 08, 2017

 

Jerry Grigar from NRCS will be conducting the following upcoming trainings: 

 

·       MARI training-  June 14 in Clarksville

·       Soil Health - June 27 at the Plant Materials Center.

 

To register, talk to your supervisor, NRCS DC, and the NRCS training coordinator Mike Stermock Mike.Stermock@mi.usda.gov

 

Andrea Stay

Grants and MAEAP Training Liaison

Environmental Stewardship Division

Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development

Phone: 517-285-7482

 

MSU Extension New Educator Program

Friday, March 31, 2017

On May 17-18, MSU Extension is hosting a New Educator Workshop/Technician In-Service event designed to introduce new educators, technicians, and staff to some of the things they will encounter when they get on a farm. We are facing a time when many employees often have little to no knowledge of production agriculture since they were not raised on a farm. In some cases, the closest they have gotten to equipment could be a riding lawnmower. Based on feedback we’ve received and employee requests, several of our agricultural educators put together this program to at least introduce these individuals to a few things, so they feel more confident when stepping onto a farm. We held a similar program two years ago and it was very well received, so we decided to not only offer it again, but also expand it. This year, since it will be on campus, they’ll be offering a day focused on plant agriculture and one on animal agriculture.

Feel free to share it with other partners that would benefit from the training.

I’ve attached a flyer that will provide additional information regarding the program. The registration link for the event is:
https://events.anr.msu.edu/neweducator/

Andrea Stay
Grants and MAEAP Training Liaison
Environmental Stewardship Division
Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development
Phone: 517-285-7482

 

Drainage Water Management Announcements

Monday, February 27, 2017

Please see the attached brochures and message below for an invitation to the 2017 Overholt Drainage School.  There are three sessions, attendees can choose some or all to attend: 1) Agricultural Subsurface Drainage Design, Layout, Drainage Installation 2) Drainage Water Management: Controlled Drainage System Design and Installation and 3) Drainage Water Harvesting for Agricultural Water Supply; Water Quality Improvement Practices, Systems for Agricultural Drainage in Midwest US.  The Overholt Drainage School is held annually so if you cannot attend this year and have interest, please check back for future dates. 

                                                                                               

In addition, Michigan State University Extension has recently brought on a drainage water management specialist, Dr. Ersane Ghane. https://www.egr.msu.edu/bae/profiles/ghane Recently Dr. Ghane presented at the Clinton Conservation District field day and will be a great resource for technicians and producers.

 

Andrea Stay

Grants and MAEAP Training Liaison

Environmental Stewardship Division

Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development

Phone: 517-285-7482

 

 

Please find attached the 2017 Drainage School announcement and registration form. Please read through all the materials and let me know if you have any questions. I can be reached at brown.59@osu.edu, 614-292-3826 (office), or cell 614-264-9716 (leave message, I'll call back ASAP).

 

The registration deadline is March 9.  Payment is by check, money order, or purchase order number.  In addition to the above methods of payment, you can register and pay via credit card.  If you choose the credit card option, please fax or email me a copy of your completed registration so I can confirm your registration and send you additional information (the cc registration site does not update me daily).  The credit card registration site is now active.  It is located at: https://www.regonline.com/overholt2017 . Call or email me if there is a question on payment options.

 

Upon receipt of registration and payment, I will email confirmation, location, directions, hotel info, local restaurants for breakfast and supper, etc.

 

Best regards, Larry

  

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Larry C Brown, Professor and Extension Agricultural Engineer | Director, Overholt Drainage Education and Research Program | Director, Int'l Program for Water Management in Agriculture | Department of Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering, The Ohio State University, 590 Woody Hayes Drive, Columbus, OH 43210-1058 | Office: 614-292-3826 (AGEN Rm 214) | Fax: 614-292-9448 | Cell: 614-264-7916 (leave message only) | Twitter @LarryCBrown3