Local Chapters

Central Michigan

This local chapter is located in/near Central Michigan.
To contact/join this chapter, please see the contact info on the left.

Chapter Benefits & Projects: 

Mineral Depot
Grower Education
Network with Allied Organizations

Upcoming Events & Meetings: 

Improving Soils and Plant Nutrition with Dane Terrill
When: April 21, 2018
Where: Circle Pines Center, 8650 Mullen Rd, Delton, MI  [ map ]

The Michigan Bionutrient Food Association Discussion Group is very excited to bring Dane Terrill of Crop Services International to present a day-long soil workshop on Saturday, April 21 from 9:30am – 5:00pm.

You will learn about:
• Soil Testing & Interpretation
• Mineral Balancing for Nutrition and Soil Structure
• Improving/Maintaining the Soil Food Web
• Stages of Plant Growth and their Nutritional Needs

Whether you are a large or small farmer, home gardener or just getting interested, this workshop will help you improve your soil’s food web while improving the quality and yield of your farms and gardens.

This workshop is the first of a series of events being planned by the newly forming Michigan chapter of the BFA.

Cost for this day-long workshop, lunch included, is only $75.

Learn more and register here: https://www.circlepinescenter.org/event/improving-soils-and-plant-nutrition/

About Dane Terrill and Crop Services International
Crop Services International was founded by Dr Phil Wheeler and Ron Ward over 40 years ago. In the process of educating and consulting with growers, they co-authored The Non-Toxic Farming Handbook. Dane Terrill and Nancy Essex purchased the business on their retirement, and they along with Joe Miazgowicz continue the founders’ concept of educating and consulting with growers of all sizes. As an international soil testing facility, clients come from all over the world and the variety of crops is endless including: row crops & pastures, orchards & vineyards, diversified vegetables, turf grass and cannabis. CSI uses the soil testing results (mineral and biological) as the basis to establish a complete soil health program, and tissue/sap analysis to monitor progress for plant health. These programs utilize growing practices consistent with sustainable eco-agriculture, specializing in transitioning “conventional” growers to more sustainable, biological, organic and/or energetic paradigms. These programs can be scaled to fit any size operations from backyard gardens to thousand acre farms and ranches.