17 Feb 2013
Hey Friends—YOU WILL Not want to miss this! March 1 - Friday is the
Organic Reporting Session at Michigan State University.
This year we are offering a special chance to have YOUR voice heard. We are facilitating a discussion with farmers-researchers and ag resource folks to tell us what you see as priority areas for future organic research.
Whether you see a need on crop production, harvest, storage, scale, transport, marketing or distribution whether you are an urban farmer in Flint or a 500 ac bean farmer in Caro, we want to hear from YOU!! Maureen Wilmot from Organic Farming and Research Foundation will speak. Sharing "Where have all the dollars gone?" She will come and fill us in on what is happening on the Farm Bill development and how we can engage to find grant dollars to support this work. Visit:www.ofrf.org
The venue is at Michigan State University campus, Brody Hall, located just off Harrison Rd across from the conference center.
Of course there is also the chance to catch up on what research and results are happening at MSU and visit with our graduate students as they share their work via posters. Lunch is at Brody Café—featuring MSU's own Student Organic farms greens. If there is interest we will offer a tour of the new on-campus hoophouse growing organic herbs for the MSU kitchens. Social time will offer a Taste of Michigan. All of this wonderfulness for $15 for students and farmers and $25 for others.
Register at www.MichiganOrganic.msu.edu TODAY! Event will be from 9-5 and the discussion / priority setting will be from 1:30-3:00. Please share this with others via your newsletters and listservs. Attached is a poster if you can share that way. We want to make this a great event to identify great research.
Please contact me with any questions
All the best
Organic Farming Specialist
Center For Regional Food Systems at MSU
480 Wilson Rd. Room 303
East Lansing, MI 48824
517-353-3542 / 517-282-3557 (cell)