Since its inception in 1996, the Center for Excellence has grown to become a familiar educational platform for agricultural technology and innovation. On-farm demonstration plots show the economics of using conservation tillage and the latest technology available to farmers. Two 40-acre family farms are used for demonstration during field day activities. One in Clayton on highly erodible soil demonstrates various tillage systems and a closed loop waste water wetland sub-irrigation system. The farm in Morenci demonstrates the newest technology available to landowners/farmers.
A field day is hosted each August to view the in-field research and a Yield Results Crops Day is held in January to review data. The Field Day is now held on the second Wednesday of August, one week earlier than in previous years, to avoid conflict with another agricultural event. The 2017 Field Day brought a great turnout of attendees, approximately 325, to confirm it as another successful year for the Center for Excellence. A report is generated each year on the progress of the Center for Excellence research. Click here to view a copy of the report.
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Thank you to the following Center for Excellence
2017 Crop Day sponsors:
Michigan Soybean Promotion Committee, Corn Marketing Program of Michigan, Michigan Wheat Program, Great Lakes Commission,
Michigan Department of Agriculture & Rural Development, Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, Channel,
Crop Production Services - Blissfield & Morenci, Farmer-Led Watershed Conservation/Erb Family Foundation, Great Lakes Hybrids,
GreenStone Farm Credit Services, Lenawee Community Foundation, Michigan Agricultural Commodities, Inc., RCO Law,
Soil Health Partnership, USDA-NRCS Michigan
Lenawee Conservation District, 1100 Sutton Rd., Adrian, MI 49221
(517) 263-7400 Ext. 3