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

Contact: Jamie Rahrig and Lindsay Mensch

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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.

Registration is now closed.


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

This event is made possible with support from MSU Center for Regional Food Systems, Kellogg's, and Leaf Jerky.

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