Gardeners, farmers, foresters and families interested in animals, plants, land and water are invited to Agriculture and Natural Resources (ANR) Week, Feb. 28-March 8, 2014. The annual event, formerly known as Farmers' Week, is hosted by the Michigan State University (MSU) College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, MSU Extension and MSU AgBioResearch.
Programs this year include:
•Birding 101: A Beginner's Guide to Birding
March 1 – This workshop is sponsored by Michigan Audubon and the Quiet Water Symposium. It will explore the use of binoculars and field guides, and cover bird identification and habitat.
•Forage Technology Conference
March 6 – This conference, sponsored by MSU Extension, the Michigan Forage Council and the Grazing Lands Conservation Initiative, will feature innovative researchers, industry representatives and cutting-edge farmers. They will speak on topics such as grazing management, use of cover crops as forage, hay and haylage production, and corn silage production.