Michigan Farm and Grazing Tour August 28th

2009 Farm and Grazing Tour

Hosted by the Michigan Food and Farming Systems (MIFFS) Agricultural Stewardship Committee Friday, August 28, 2009 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. 1st Stop: Triple H Farms 12:30 p.m. 3800 Essex Center Road St. Johns, MI 48879 Triple H Farms is Howard and Mary Jo Straub’s 140-acre dairy established in 1971 which uses innovative rotational grazing techniques to promote environmental, economic, and animal health. 2nd Stop: AppleSchram Orchard 2:45 p.m. 1300 Mt Hope Hwy Charlotte, MI 48813 AppleSchram Orchard is Jane Bush’s diverse farm, which produces apples and pears, vegetables, honey, and meat products, and is a model for progressive, value-added marketing strategies. Each farm tour will last approximately 1-2 hours, and you are welcome to join us for either or both. There is no cost to attend, but you must RSVP to register. If you’d like the carpool, the group will be leaving at 12 p.m. sharp from the MIFFS Office, located on Michigan State University’s campus at 172 Natural Resources, East Lansing, MI 48824. Those who would prefer to drive on their own can meet at Triple H Farms at 12:30 p.m. or AppleSchram Orchard at 2:45 p.m. Join us for this exciting up-close look at two of Mid-Michigan’s many thriving, sustainable and innovative farming operations on the 2009 Farm and Grazing Tour, hosted by the Michigan Food & Farming Systems (MIFFS) Ag Stewardship Committee. Please contact the MIFFS Office at (517) 432-0712 or miffs@msu.edu with questions or to register. An RSVP is required to attend. If you are not a MIFFS member, consider joining us to support this work! Visit us at www.miffs.org/join.asp to learn more. To learn more about the Agricultural Stewardship Committee, you can contact me (Taylor), since I am the Committee Chair at beginningfarmers@gmail.com. HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!

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