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  • Great Lakes Fruit, Vegetable, Farm Market, and Greenhouse Growers Expo (December 2017)

    Dates:

    December 5 - 7, 2017

    Location:

    DeVos Place Convention Center and the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel, Grand Rapids, MI.

    Description:

    The Expo is one of the premier trade shows of its kind. There are over 450 exhibitors with displays of everything needed to grow, harvest, and pack fruit and vegetables, as well as an area featuring companies with products and services for farm marketers. Over 75 educational sessions and workshops are offered on such topics as organic production, integrated pest management, and water use issues. Past activities have included a banquet, a reception, a pageant, a showcase, and a full-day bakery workshop. All three days will include educational programming that can be used for education credits and certification.

  • West Michigan Supply Chain Management Certificate Series (January - December 2018)

    Dates:

    • Module 1:  January 18 - May 3, 2018
    • Module 2:  August 23 - December 6, 2018

    Location:

    Steelcase Innovation and Learning Center, Grand Rapids, MI

    Description:

    This program is based on the graduate level supply chain management concentration in the Eli Broad College of Business at Michigan State University. The seminar will be offered in two fifteen-week modules.  Module One delves into marketing and supply chain management concepts and Module Two concentrates on supply chain management processes. Program content will be delivered through lecture, readings, class discussion and interactive simulations conducted by full-time Broad College faculty. Supply chain management case studies and applications will be liberally used throughout both modules.  A project will tie both modules together.  It will be scoped/developed during the first module; data will be refined and analyzed in between modules; and results will be presented and reviewed at the conclusion of the second module.

    This program is offered in two parts, but participants must begin with Module One in January.  The price can be paid by module or for the full program.

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