Oceana Conservation District and Oceana County Farm Bureau are hosting a farm field day event at Holladay Farms on Thursday, August 8 starting at 4:00 pm. Everyone is welcome! Holladay Farms is located at 3751 104th Ave. We will have many conservation practices to illustrate at the farm and we have two demonstrations scheduled. A Farm Safety Demonstration will be presented by Rural Rescue from Montague. This is an important topic to farmers, workers and visitors to a farm. Our feature presentation will be a Drone Demonstration done by Northwestern Michigan College. The Unmanned Aerial Systems Program instructors and students will be highlighting uses of drones in agriculture.
Following the demonstrations, a complimentary catered meal will be offered to all participants. After supper, an optional bus trip to a nearby farm to view a pollinator planting and to Doolittle Park forest to learn about invasive species is on the itinerary. The evening will conclude back at Holladay Farms around 8:30 pm.
This annual farm event is an opportunity to showcase the diversity of agriculture in Oceana County and to demonstrate efforts made by local farmers to support conservation and stewardship efforts on the farm, fields, forests and wetlands. Event is free of charge, but an RSVP is required by August 2. This event meets MAEAP Phase I requirements and two RUP credits are available. Please call (231) 861-5600 ext 3006, or email email@example.com to reserve your spot.