Wednesday, November 15, 2017, 12:30 p.m. - 4 p.m.
at La-Z-Boy Center, Monroe County Community College

Registration due by November 8

This joint program is devoted to new and important research regarding the relationship between food production and the health of waterways. You will hear from the scientists who are focusing on these issues and learn about their conclusions and projections. Farming experts will describe how best practices preserve soil and protect waterways. Learn how state and federal agencies are addressing these related issues.


12:30 p.m.
Registration and Networking
1 p.m.
Welcoming Remarks
• Dr. Kojo Quartey, President of Monroe County Community College
• The Honorable Robert Clark, Mayor of the City of Monroe and Chair of   SEMCOG
• Tim W. Brown, President of TMACOG

1:15 p.m.
Keynote Address
Agriculture and the State of the Lake
• Dr. Christopher Winslow, Director, Ohio Sea Grant College Program
1:45 p.m.
Break: Light refreshments, networking & partner displays
.2:00 p.m. Panel
Edge of Field and Stream Monitoring – What Have We Learned about Phosphorus
• Dr. Elizabeth A. Dayton, Research Scientist, The Ohio State University
• Dr. Laura Johnson, Director of National Center for Water Quality   Research, Heidelberg University
3:00 p.m Panel
Agricultural Practices That Make a Difference
• Aaron Heilers, Ohio Farm Bureau, and project manager of the Blanchard   River Demonstration Farm Network Project
• TBD, Michigan Department of Environmental Quality
• Laura Campbell, Manager of Ag Ecology Department, Michigan
  Farm Bureau
4:00 p.m. Adjourn

There is no fee to attend but please register by November 8. Contact Joy Minarcin at 419.241.9155.

This TMACOG Tech is made possible through the support of The Andersons, The Nature Conservancy, and Southeast Michigan Council of Governments (SEMCOG).

Thank you to our partners for additional support of this TMACOG Tech event.
Heidelberg University
Lucas Soil & Water Conservation District
Monroe County Community College
Michigan Department of Environmental Quality
Michigan Farm Bureau
Monroe Conservation District
Ohio Farm Bureau
Ohio Sea Grant
The Ohio State University
Ottawa Soil and Water Conservation District

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