MiAA emphasizes farmer networking
The head of Michigan Agriculture Advancement says the organization plans to focus on enhancing farmer connections and conservation engagement in 2023.
Julie Doll tells Brownfield their organization prioritizes building grower networks.
“There’s a real need for farmers to have strong social networks as they’re implementing more conservation practices, as they’re thinking about expanding their rotations, and growing crops outside of the main commodities,” she says.
“It’s just a fascinating glimpse into some of these more early adopter and innovative farmers who are really pushing the boundaries and finding ways to increase their profitability while simultaneously increasing soil health and protecting water,” she explains.
She says the non-profit is also in the process of profiling the conservation and water quality efforts of farmers in 2023.