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Experts from all over the country will speak on a variety of topics including farmers working together to assess and reduce ecological impacts, the impact of climate change on agriculture best management practices and addressing community concerns about odors related to livestock facilities.


Source: Michigan State University College of Agriculture and Natural Resources

Contact: Mindy Maxwell Pratt at 517-884-7093 or prattmin@anr.msu.edu

Communities and Livestock Conference April 23 will Provide Helpful Solutions for Coexistence


Creating and maintaining good relationships with rural neighbors is essential to the future of Michigan agriculture. The Michigan State University Extension Communities and Livestock conference is aimed at finding ways to help farmers and rural residents coexist as well as exploring the most recent science on the issues affecting rural communities and livestock.

Experts from all over the country will speak on a variety of topics including farmers working together to assess and reduce ecological impacts, the impact of climate change on agriculture best management practices and addressing community concerns about odors related to livestock facilities.

“We must represent the industry and convey a positive image to the public,” said Jerry May, Michigan State University Extension educator. “We all share this land -- it’s important to build lasting relationships with our rural neighbors to ensure the strength and future of Michigan ag.”

The Communities and Livestock conference will take place April 23 at the Michigan State University Diagnostic Center for Population and Animal Health, 4125 Beaumont Road, Lansing, MI 48910.

The full agenda and registration instructions can be found at http://bit.ly/commlivestock. Preregistration is required. The workshop fee of $85 includes all conference materials, refreshments and lunch. The final day to register online is April 13.

For more information, contact Jerry May at mayg@msu.edu or 989-875-5233.