Possible Sessions of Interest Related to Organic:
- Becoming Organically Certified: Steps and Strategies – Vicki Morrone, C.S. Mott Group at MSU; Lee & Laurie Arboreal, Eaters’ Guild Farm and CSA – Getting an organic certification for your farm isn’t always easy, even if you’re already using organic growing methods. Check out some steps and strategies to successfully getting that certification.
- Food Safety: It Matters – Shelly Hartmann, True Blue Farms – Food safety is a hot topic in agriculture right now, for large and small farms alike. Learn how it affects your operation and how to get GAP certified.
- SARE Grant Writing – Dale Mutch, Dean Bass, MSU Extension- Preparing a Farmer/Rancher Grant Learn to prepare a Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) proposal to do research, marketing or demonstration projects on your farm.
- Hoophouses: Economic Realities and Cost-Share Opportunities – Dr. John Biernbaum, Adam Montri, MSU Dept. of Horticulture; Steve Law, USDA NRCS- It takes more than cost-sharing and discounts for a hoophouse to make you money. Learn how to be successful and who can help you get there.
- Hoophouses: Talking about Structures – Dr. John Biernbaum and Adam Montri, MSU Dept. of Horticulture – Thinking about adding a hoophouse to your farm and expanding your growing season? This is the place to start. Learn about structures themselves here.
- And Much More! http://www.miffs.org/mffc/2011/2011MFFCbrochure.pdf.
*To be an exhibitor, contact MIFFS. You must be an exhibitor to sell any products or goods of any kind.
How: Registration deadline is January 7, 2010 (Registration includes keynote speaker, lunch featuring local foods, and sessions). Cost: $30/each for members, Adults- $35/each non members, Children- $25/each (up to 16yrs old). Register online at the MIFFS website http://web2.canr.msu.edu/miffs/registration.cfm.