2010 Michigan Family Farms Conference, An Annual Event Hosted by Michigan Food and Farming Systems

2010 Michigan Family Farms Conference

“Holding on to Good Food, Good Families and Good Farms”

When: January 16, 2010

Where: Lakeview High School, Battle Creek, MI

Why: This is the 7th annual Michigan Family Farms Conference. Come discuss challenges and growth opportunities for small and limited resource family farms. This years keynote speaker is Corey Flournoy. He was the first ever non-rural, African-American national FFA president in 1994-1995. Today, he is the co-founder of Creative Outreach consulting whose mission is to help adults seek, discover and capitalize upon the creative elements of success within in order to make a positive contribution to our world.

Education sessions include bioenergy for small farmers, organic a specialty crop production, high tech marketing, high tunnels, entrepreneurship, food safety, crop pollination, grass-based dairies, and much more!

How: Register online now at www.miffs.org <http://www.miffs.org> . Registration includes, lunch, educational sessions, and keynote presentation. Early-bird Registration (before Jan 10) cost is $30 per person, $25 for MIFFS member or $20 for youth. Registration after Jan 10 or at the door is $40 per person and does not guarantee lunch, so register early. No refunds after Jan 10.

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