July 1, 2015
MPIC Montcalm Field Day Has a New Look
You are going to want to clear your calendar the afternoon of August 6th. Our Potato Outreach Program, MSU Ag Bio Research and MPIC have been working hard to expand and enhance the afternoon portion of Field Day at the MSU Montcalm Research Farm and MPIC Potato Demo Storage.
In an effort to give our growers a more hands-on experience, we will be giving many of our Winter Potato Conference exhibitors the opportunity to really highlight their products and services which are hard to showcase in an exhibit hall.
During lunch and throughout the afternoon, AIS Equipment, Techmark, Inc., Michigan Valley Irrigation, Farm Services, Inc., Dodge and Simplot Innate will be demonstrating current products and technology for you to observe and tryout. You will be able to test drive some of AIS equipment, take a ride in a new RAM truck, see Techmark’s Prescriptive Ventilation trailer in action and during the wagon stops see irrigation options from both Farm Services and MI Valley. All of these companies will have representatives on hand to answer any questions you may have about their products
We are also working to enhance the wagon stops on the field tour this year by providing growers with some take-home ideas they can be doing and highlighting research that is at a point of giving growers tangible results.
As in the past, the Research Committee will hold an input session in the morning to gain insight on the needs of the various segments of potato production within the industry followed by research updates. This session will take place at the Douglas Township Hall from 9:30 am until noon when we will move up the road to enjoy lunch and field day.
Be sure to contact the MPIC office with any questions. We look forward to seeing you on August 6th.
The Weekly Potato Report
In Other News: 2015 Potato Outreach Program & 2015 Sustainability in Ag Forum