Berrien Conservation District

Berrien County Conservation District

Think Spring! Order Tree & Shrub Seedlings Now! 

The Berrien Conservation District is offering a variety of evergreens, deciduous trees, and shrubs for purchase. There are also fruit trees and berries available. All orders are due by April 12th. Pick up of all orders are April 26 from 3pm in the afternoon to 8pm in the evening, and on April 27 from 9am until noon. No early pickups. Location is the Berrien County Youth Fairgrounds, 9122 Old US 31, Berrien Springs, MI 49103. 

Most conifer seedlings range from 8 inches to 15 inches, most of the shade trees and shrubs average 18 to 24 inches tall. They are bundled in quantities from 5 to 100. 

Fruit trees are sold individually and those are 3 to 5 feet tall on average. All sales are final. 

Questions? Call 269-471-9111 x3.

Berrien Conservation District can not guarantee stock once it leave the premises or is left beyond the Saturday pick-up date. Orders are filled on a first come/first served basis. Quantities are limited. 

Produce Safety Grower Trainings 

Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training courses are being held in Michigan from January to May 2019. The target audience is fruit and vegetable growers that need to complete this class as a requirement for the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) - Produce Safety Rule. It satisfies requirement 112.22 (c) as outlined in the rule. The classes are currently grant funded and offered free of charge but pre-registration is required to ensure material is available for all attendees. There are a limited number scheduled across the state so it is important growers have this information so they do not have to travel far for this requirement. 

March 28th - PSA Grower Training
Lake Michigan College South Haven Campus
South Haven, MI
Registration at 9am - begins at 9:30am
Lunch is provided

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contact us at:

3334 Edgewood Road, Berrien Springs, Michigan 49103 

269-471-9111  ext. 3

email: nancy.carpenter@macd.org


We are housed in the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service Office in the USDA Service Center Building.  Our Office hours are from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm Monday through Friday. Due to the nature of our business, personnel may not be available during normal business hours as farm visits, workshops, training, or other may take us out of the office.  To ensure service please call ahead.

The Regular Monthly Board Meeting for March is the 11th at noon.
2017 Berrien County Plat Books are available at our office! The next one is anticipated to be published in 2020.
 

Local farmers finding ways to make crops and environment 'greener' by adding Water Control Structures to their drain tile. 


The Berrien Conservation District was very excited to invite WSBT's Danielle Kennedy out to interview Patrick Freehling of Baroda on Water Control Structures and their benefits to crop production and water quality!  Click on the link to view the interview:  (click on the white circle in the center of the corn to start the video after clicking the link)


http://wsbt.com/news/local/local-farmers-finding-ways-to-make-crops-and-environment-greener

Mission Statement

The Berrien Conservation District's mission is to promote the protection and improvement of Berrien County's natural resources through partnerships, education, reforestation, ground and surface water protection, and soil erosion control measures.