11th Annual Michigan Small Farm Conference: A Great Resource for New and Beginning Farmers

NORTHERN MICHIGAN SMALL FARM CONFERENCE

“CHANGING REALITIES IN FARMING AND FOOD”

This is always one of my favorite events of the year. A fantastic Conference with lots of terrific presentations and information, and a great atmosphere

*NEW in 2010 Friday Evening Keynote*

7:00—8:00 pm

Melinda Hemmelgarn

"Feast or Famine: A Fork in the Road and the Critical Farmer-Consumer Connection"

Saturday Keynote

Gary Zimmer - Value Added:  For You, For the Environment and For the Consumer

Youth Keynote

Daniel SalatinYouth Keynote; Growing Up Joel’s Son: The Real Story

Workshop topics to date include:

Hydroponics; GAP, Laws and Regulation updates; Poultry Production; Building Your CSA; Grass Based Dairy; Season Extension; Farm to School; SARE Funding and on-farm research; Permaculture:  Integrating Animals into Your Farm; Hops production; Saskatoon Production; Farm Sized Wind Energy and more topics to be announced...

Registration forms available early December.  For more information call 231-533-8818, or check the Northern Michigan Small Farm Conference website: www.msue.msu.edu/antrim

Grayling High School

(3 miles N. of  Grayling on Old 27)

Friday, January 29, 2010

7:00pm – 8:00pm

Saturday, January 30, 2010

8:30am  to 5:00pm

Exhibitors of farm products and services welcome.  For information contact: Presque Isle MSU Extension at 989-734-2168

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