Bees, Books, Soil, and Stories: A Sustainable Environment and Sustainable Business on Your Farm
December 9, 2019 9:30AM - 5:00PM
New Holland Brewing - The Knickerbocker, 417 Bridge St NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Join the Michigan Good Food Fund for a no-cost training on sustainability for your whole farm business.
We will be focusing on four topics:
- Bees - How your farm can be a haven for pollinators.
- Books - Understanding how to track your finances to help your farm business thrive.
- Soil - Cover crops and no/low till systems can improve soil health and reduce springtime wetness
- Stories - What is your farm's story? Learn how to market your farm business and tell your story to buyers and funders.
Register now! It is free to attend, but registration is required.
Join us for a full day of learning! We are providing breakfast and lunch - make sure to stick around for the networking time at the end of the day to receive a drink ticket.
|9:30 - 10:00 a.m.||Registration with Coffee, Breakfast Pastries, and Fresh Fruit|
|10:00 - 10:15 a.m.||Opening|
|10:15 - 11:00 a.m||Session 1: Pollinators with Ana Heck, Michigan Pollinator Initiative|
|11:00 - 11:15 a.m.||Break|
|11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.||Session 2: Branding Your Business with Jason Piasecki, Revel|
|12:15 - 1:15 p.m.||Lunch (sandwiches, salad, dessert)|
|1:15 - 2:00 p.m.||Session 3: Financials for Your Farm with Florencia Colella, MSU Extension|
|2:00 - 2:15 p.m.||Break|
|2:15 - 3:00 p.m.||Session 4: Soil Health and Cover Crops with Eric Kampe, Ann Arbor Seed Company and Vicki Morrone, MSU Extension and MSU Center for Regional Food Systems|
|3:00 - 5:00 p.m.||Closing and Networking|