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 2018 Center for Excellence Field Day will be held Wednesday, August 8th. RSVPs are requested. The deadline to reserve is August 3rd. RSVPs can be sent via the website by submitting names in the "message" area to the right.
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2018 Center for Excellence Sponsors
Michigan Soybean Promotion Committee, Corn Marketing Program of Michigan, Michigan Wheat Program, Andre Farms LLC,
Blissfield State Bank, Conservation Action Project, County National Bank, Dairy Farmers of America, Erb Family Foundation, Farmer-Led Watershed Conservation, Fulton SWCD, Gleaner Life Insurance Society,
GreenStone Farm Credit Services, Haviland Drainage Products, Kemner Iott Benz & Auto Owners Insurance, LG Seeds,
Lenawee Community Foundation, Lenawee County Farm Bureau, Michigan Agricultural Commodities, Inc., Monsanto BioAg, NEFCO,
Nutrien Ag Solutions (formerly Crop Production Services-Blissfield & Morenci), Pioneer Hi-Bred,
Prattville Fertilizer & Grain, Inc., Precision Ag Services, Redline Equipment, River Raisin Watershed Council,
TLC Community Credit Union, The Andersons, Inc., Triple K Irrigation, USDA-FSA & NRCS Michigan,
Farm Bureau Crop Insurance, Lennard Ag Co., Sieler's Water Systems, Spring Party Store
Lenawee Conservation District, 1100 Sutton Rd., Adrian, MI 49221
(517) 263-7400 Ext. 3