9 Feb 2012
I would like to invite you to present at the Michigan State University Organic Reporting Session on Friday, March 2. This is the pre day of our MSU ANR week and offers a great chance to connect with others conducting research and providing education in organic production as well as Michigan Farmers who grow organic food . As you see below a busy day is planned that includes lunch time discussion, led by farmers, research reports, student poster contest presenting their research and a panel discussion led by farmers sharing how they are managing their farm as they dodge Mother Nature's Curve Balls. This year Roger Blobaum from CERES Trust will join us to present an overview of their grant program, supporting research conducted by faculty and graduate students at MSU and throughout the midwest.
I hope that you will consider this opportunity to present your work. Please do share this opportunity with colleagues and graduate students. The work presented can be a report of last year's findings or a completed research report with conclusions. If you would like to present or attend please visit www.MichiganOrganic.msu.edu to register. Feb 17 is the deadline for research topics and poster registration.
Attendance register deadline is Feb 22 for the reduced price of $25 and $15 for students and farmers. I have also included a PDF of the flyer if you would consider displaying it on your bulletin board near your office or room.
Please contact me if you have questions at 517-282-3557 or Sorrone@msu.edu
Look forward to seeing you on the 2nd or March (from 11-5 at the Kellogg Conf Center, Lincoln Room)
Thanks to our sponsors thus far: C.S. Mott Group for Sustainable Food Systems at MSU and MOFFA (Michigan Organic Food and Farming Alliance)
Michigan Organic Reporting Session and Student Poster Contest Scheduled for March 2, 2012
The Michigan Organic Reporting Session and Graduate Student Poster Contest will be held Friday, March 2, 2010 at Michigan State University in the Lincoln Room. This program is part of MSU’s Agriculture and Natural Resources Week. The Reporting Session and Graduate Student Poster Contest provide farmers, researchers, extension educators and graduate students with an opportunity to share research and practical ideas for and about organic production, management and marketing.
What type of research will be presented? Topics may include, but are not limited to season extension, soil bio-fumigation, monitoring and managing pests in organic systems, market development, and managing organic transition – research results will share practical idea that can be used on farms. Both final project reports and work-in-progress reports may be presented. Anyone interested in presenting may complete an application form found at MichiganOrganic.msu.edu to be submitted no later than February 17, 2012.
Who should come to the program?The information shared will be helpful for organic and transitioning farmers and for farmers who may be considering transitioning to organic. It will also be of interest to extension educators, USDA and MDA staff members, and non-profit workers who support and assist organic farmers.
What will be offered?The program, scheduled from 11:00 A.M. to 5:00 PM at the Lincoln Room in MSU’s Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center, will include 20-minute research presentations, lunch-time Round Table Discussions led by farmers, a farmer panel to discuss findings from farmer-initiated research, and a reception to visit with the Graduate Students and their posters. You can register on line [www.michiganorganic.msu.edu} Registration for participants is $25.00 and $35.00 AFTER February 22. Farmers and students should contact Vicki Morrone for availability of a scholarship, reducing the price to $15.00 each. Look for the program with session titles after February 17, 2012 on the WEB site <MichiganOrganic.msu.edu>. For additional information contact Vicki Morrone at Sorrone@msu.eduor 517-353-3542.
rep session 2012.pdf
2012 Call for submission of Posters
2012 Call for submission of Researchers