19th Annual Northern Michigan Small Farm Conference

January 26, 2018 - January 27, 2018

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MSU Center for Regional Food Systems is a proud, continuing sponsor of the Northern Michigan Small Farm Conference (NMSFC) in 2018.


The NMSFC promotes and builds a local vibrant agriculture community, equips the small farm community with the tools to be successful, and provides a forum for the open exchange of ideas within the small farm community. The conference routinely brings in more than 1,000 small farmers from across the state to gather, learn and network in Northern Michigan.

The 19th Annual NMSFC is bringing speakers and teachers from all over the country to provide more than 35 sessions on various food and farming topics. The conference features a two-day Trade Show that will be open to the public and Friday night festivities, including a Keynote Address by Richard Wiswall (author of the Organic Farmer's Business Handbook) and a social dance with a live band.

Conference sessions include:

  • Organic Certification — Where to Start? with Vicki Morrone and Julie Studier
  • Sizing Up Your Farm — A Discussion of Equipment, Infrastructure, Costs & Strategy for Different Types of Vegetable Farms with Tom Cary of the MSU Student Organic Farm
  • Weed Management for Small Scale Diversified Vegetable Operations with Sarah Geurkink and Denae Friedheim of the MSU Student Organic Farm
  • Targeting Tillage for Improved Soil Health and Crop Performance with James DeDecker and Sieg Snapp

Find a full list of sessions on the conference webpage.


Learn more at smallfarmconference.org and register online today!


Related Topic Areas

Michigan Good Food Charter

Event Location

Grand Traverse Resort & Spa; Acme, Michigan

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