Pure Michigan Agriculture Summit

Growers and processors interested in expanding their markets can connect with retail and institutional buyers at this annual event.

Are you a grower or processor looking to expand or diversify your sales? Would you like the opportunity to meet with dozens of buyers at on the same day? If so, a Michigan State University Extension educator recommends that you attend the Second Annual Pure Michigan Agriculture Summit.

Held at the Devos Center in Grand Rapids, Michigan, the Summit will bring together over 20 Michigan Food Companies with over 200 open procurement needs. Purchasers will be available for one on one meetings, as well as walk-up consultations and include Cherry Capital Foods, Kroger, Marquette Food Cooperative, Meijer, University of Michigan, Metro Health Hospital and more. The Summit runs March 19, 2015 from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. and has been organized to help strengthen Michigan businesses and Michigan’s supply chain. You can view a video from last year’s summit here:

In order to be considered for a spot, you must complete a free online application. The priority deadline for submitting an application is February 22, 2015. After this time, invites will only be awarded for needs that have not been met through previous applications.

The event is sponsored by Pure Michigan Business Connect, the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, and the Right Place, Inc. For questions please send an email to: businessconnect@michigan.org.

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