Save the Date for the 2010 Michigan Family Farms Conference on January 16, 2010 at Lakeview High School in Battle Creek
November 2 , 2009 - SAVE THE DATE! Join us for the 7th annual Michigan Family Farms Conference on Saturday, January 16, 2010 at Lakeview High School in Battle Creek to discuss challenges and growth opportunities for small and limited resource family farms.
Corey Flournoy, the first ever non-rural, African-American National FFA President from 1994-1995, is this year’s keynote speaker and will share his experiences and his mission to help youth and adults seek, discover and capitalize on the creative elements of success within to make a positive contribution to our world.
This conference, themed “Holding on to Good Food, Good Families, Good Farms”, is a great opportunity to connect with other growers and great resources, network, and learn about organic and specialty crop production, small farmer bioenergy opportunities, high tech marketing, high tunnels, entrepreneurship, food safety, pollinators, grass-based dairies, and much more!
Registration will be open in mid-November, and the early-bird registration fee is $35 per person. For more information, visit www.miffs.org/mffc or contact the MIFFS office at (517) 432-0712 or email@example.com. Some scholarships are available; contact Barbara Norman at (269) 208-4588 for more information.
Partners and sponsors so far include: W.K. Kellogg Foundation, USDA Rural Development (RD), USDA Risk Management Agency (RMA), Farm Research Cooperative, Michigan Food & Farming Systems (MIFFS), USDA Farm Services Agency (FSA), USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), Potawatomi Resource Conservation & Development Council (RC&D), and the Calhoun Conservation District.