Morgan's hosts soil seminar workshop

SEARS — Morgan’s Composting, Inc. hopes to provide an educational experience for attendees at this year’s annual Soil Seminar Open House.

The event will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday at the business, located at 4353 East U.S.10. This year’s theme is “Layering of Good Practices to Build Healthy Soils,” and includes four 45-minute sessions, a pig roast lunch and farm tours.

Seminar speakers include nematologist George Bird, Michigan State University professor John Biernbaum, MSU assistant professor Jason Rowntree, local farmer Craig Schaff, and MSU Extension staff members Christina Curell and Vicki Morrone.

Amy Lowney, client relations for Morgan’s Composting, said the event provides the opportunity for Brad and Justin Morgan to reach out to both customers and vendors while providing educational support and addressing issues withing the agriculture industry.

The seminar also helps build relationships with other resources and helps attendee understanding, she added.

Topics will range from the future of Michigan agriculture, to improving soil health and the state’s brewing industry. Sessions will take place in areas around the farm.

Lowney said she hopes attendees will take away something new from the speakers and leave the event more confident with their abilities and understanding.

Registration is $20 before the event and $25 at the door.

For more information or to register, call (231) 734-2451 or visit