THREE-DAY SUSTAINABLE GROWERS SEMINAR
The knowledge you need to successfully grow sustainably

With Dr. Phil Wheeler
Author of The Non-Toxic Farming Handbook

and Joe Miazgowicz
CSI Staff Agronomist & Certified Soil Foodweb Advisor

January 7 - 9, 2014
Tuesday – Thursday 8:30AM to 5:00PM
Best Western Hotel – 28th St & I-96 -- 616-949-8400 (ask for CSI room rate)
Grand Rapids, MI


Learn to work with Mother Nature to re-mineralize your soil and bring it to life so you can raise healthy, nutrient dense crops and livestock, while lowering costs and increasing profits…

Nontoxic • Sustainable• Organic • Biological • Energetic

Topics Include:
• The history and science of agriculture: “Breaking the myths that our fathers were sold by the institutions and chemical companies.”
• Understanding a plant from the roots up: “How does a plant really grow?”
Understanding how fertilizers work and how to use them: “Getting soils and plants to respond the way you want them to.”
• The role of microbes in the soil: “Nature’s mineral brokers.”
• The role of weeds and insects: “Using the clues your weeds and insects are giving you. “
• Understanding soil testing and soil balancing: “Getting the maximum benefit for your soil.”
• Using the refractometer: “A simple, easy way to monitor your crops’ current health and potential yield.”
• Foliar feeding: “The most inexpensive way to enhance your crops.”
• Participants leave with a 200 page PowerPoint manual.

• Compost Tea Brewing
• And much, much more: “Be a more efficient, sustainable, successful grower”


Here’s What Others are Saying:

The Non-Toxic Farming Handbook is probably the best straight forward, well rounded and comprehensive book I’ve seen.” Howard Thome – Viola, KS Grower

In 2007, after years of interest in sustainable and biological farming, my father and I began to transform our 280 acre conventional grain farm into a more diversified, and non-toxic farm. After 4 years of many ups and downs and a mixed bag of success and failure we reached out to Crop Services International for some soil testing and a more focused direction. We started reading The Non-Toxic Farmers Handbook and purchased The Sustainable Growers Seminar DVD set. This is by far the most complete and professionally presented Ag DVD that I've ever seen. The wealth of information included is detailed, yet very easy to understand. It has been very beneficial to have this as a reference guide.  R. Alexander, Wilmington, OH

“I’ve worked with CSI for over 15 years. He showed me the need to feed my soil minerals and how to bring my soil back to life. I am most impressed with my organic matter almost doubling on very sandy ground!” Gregg Ives, Ives Garden, Jackson, MI. (30 acres vegetables/roadside stand.)

“Transitioning a farm from conventional to organic can be a daunting task. The team at CSI has the tools and techniques to get you there…and beyond.” RJ Rant, Wind Dancer Farm, Inc., Organic Blueberries, Grand Haven, MI.

“I’ve worked with CSI & Dr. Phil for over twenty years. Just by properly interpreting my soil tests they helped me to double my yield on strawberries the 1st year. It doubled again the second year. I’ve been able to keep fields in production much longer and still reduce my chemical costs. That’s why Krupp Farms is one of a very few U-Picks left in the area.” Paul Krupp, Krupp Farms, Comstock Park, MI.

“I’ve worked with CSI for several years now, their training and consulting is excellent. I like their sustainable approach. This year using some of their products I had excellent corn response using primarily organic approaches during a very wet year. My corn looked and performed very good compared to the neighbors conventional corn.” Kent Friedicksen, Perry IA.

SEATING IS LIMITED!

To reserve your seat now send $425 by check or CC by Dec. 1, 2012


[NOTE: Checks/Credit Cards are held until the class to process unless otherwise requested.]

($475 at the door)

Bring a farm family memeber for $225 prepaid or $275 at the door.

Bring a farm family member for $225 prepaid or $275 at the door.

Send payment to: CSI, 1718 Madison S.E., Grand Rapids, MI 49507

For More information call CSI at 1-800-260-7933

joe@cropservicesintl.com

The seminar will be held at the Best Western Hotel, 5500 28th St SE Grand Rapids, MI 49512. They serve a full hot & cold complimentary breakfast, have free Wi-Fi, pool and fitness center and now serve a complimentary supper. Please make your own room reservations: 616-949-8400. Be sure to ask for the CSI seminar discount of about $75.00 per night. The Best Western Hotel is on the SE corner of I-96 and 28th St, exit 43B:

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Note: It’s best if you have read The Nontoxic Farming Handbook published by Acres USA and written by our own Dr. Phil Wheeler and Ron Ward – available from CSI for $30 including shipping. This seminar will go well beyond the book!