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.
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|