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19 Feb 2011

2011 MOC Schedule at a Glance

“Keeping the Local in Organic”

Friday March 4

Hannah Community Center

819 About Road

East Lansing MI


6:00PM-10:00PM Taste of Michigan

Appetizers and Fresh Michigan Foods

Live music by Lindsay Lou and the Flat Bellys

Saturday March 5

Kellogg Hotel and Convention Center


East Lansing MI


7:30AM-9:00AM Registration


7:30AM-6:00PM Exhibits


8:00AM-8:45AM Early Riser Session - Dr. George BirdThe Living Soil: New perspectives based on continuing experience with organic farmers and students from around the world.


9:00AM-10:00AM Concurrent Sessions

1.    Searching for Sustainabilty at Almar Orchards: Where Are We Going? Jim Koan

2.    Advancing Soil Organic Matter- The Importance of Types of Organic Matter. Dr.Sieg Snapp

3.    Farm Bill Update .Kali Fox

4.    Making Local Sales Using MI MarketMaker and Local Orbit. Tom Kalchik

5.    Sell Your “Soul” to the CSA. Anja Mast

6.    Planning, Budgets and Economics of a New Farm. Tomm Becker

7.    Continuing and Emerging Urban Agriculture Initiatives in Lansing. Anne Rauscher


10:00AM-10:30AM Break


10:30AM-11:30AM Keynote Address

Mark Kastel- “Protecting What We Have Built: The Agribusiness Takeover of the Organic Movement.”

11:30AM-12:00PM Awards


12:00PM-1:30PM Lunch

1:30PM-2:30PM Concurrent Sessions

8.    Finding a Balance in Part Time Farming: The Three Roods Perspective. Robin Mallor and Greg Kruszewski

9.    Development of a New Producers Hoophouse Cooperative. Jane Bush

10.Farm Bill Advocacy- A Constant State of Readiness. Taylor Reid

11.The Competitive Environment in Local, Direct Marketed and Organic Foods: The Guerrilla Marketing Advantage. Mark Kastel

12.Marketing Your Farm Fresh Goods: How to Make Wise Use of the Web and Social Media to Grow Your Business. Cara Rosaen

13.Growing into the Organic Farm. Jake Koan and Aaron Keilen

14.New Urban Agriculture Efforts in Flint and Pontiac. Joanna Lehrman and Alexis Bogdanova-Hanna


3:00PM—4:00PM Concurrent Sessions

15.The Power of Cheese: Nurturing Relationships Among Soil, Plants, Cows and People.Luke Meerman

16.Weed Management in Organic Field Crops. Jim Sattleberg

17.The Cottage Food Bill on the Farm. Arika Lycan

18.Agritourism. Lee Purdy

19.Why Buy Organic? Susan Fancy

20.Soil Management Basics for the Young and Beginning FarmerJeremy Moghtader and Vicki Morrone

21.Cultivating a Shared Vision for Michigan Urban AgricultureJohn Biernbaum


5:00PM—6:30PM Taste of Michigan

Appetizers and Fresh Michigan Foods

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