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  • Michigan Family Farms Annual Conference (February 2018)

    Dates:

    Saturday, February 3, 2018.  8:00 am - 5:00 pm

     

    Location:

    KVCC, Texas Township Campus, 6767 West O Ave., Kalamazoo, MI 49003

    Description:

    The MFFC is a forum for beginning, small-scale and culturally diverse farmers to network, learn and build sustainable family farms. For the past eleven years, the conference has helped connect farmers from across the state to important resources and learn how to make their farms more sustainable and more viable. Some topics include: Food safety and post-harvest processing; relocalizing small grains to niche markets; the Farm Bill and USDA programs; rotational grazing; integrated pest management; choosing the right farmers market; workshops in Spanish; racial equity and food justice; beginning farmer initiatives; the Study-A-Farm program; and programs for youth.

  • Using Biologicals in Field Crop Agriculture: A Roundtable Discussion (February 2018)

    Dates:

    February 22, 2018. 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

    Location:

    W.K. Kellogg Biological Station, 3700 E Gull Lake Dr, Hickory Corners, MI 49060

    Description:

    This roundtable discussion brings together MSU scientists, Extension, and private sector crop advisors and retailers to discuss the use of biologicals in field crops. Through short research presentations and facilitated discussions we’ll explore:

    • What does the science say - do they work?
    • What is the role of microbes in farming?
    • What types of biologicals are being promoted and sold?
    • What do ag professionals and farmers know about them?
    • Where can and do farmer advisors and farmers access information about biologicals?

    Registration is free for this event, and all materials and lunch are included. Mileage will be reimbursed, and lodging is available free of charge the night before the event (Feb 21).

  • WorldTAP Agricultural Training and Capacity Building Courses (Summer 2017)

    Dates:

    Please see the website listed below for current dates.

    Location:

    Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, 48824.

    Description:

    WorldTAP (World Technology Access Program), an international training and capacity building program, facilitates the exchange of knowledge, information, and technologies with the global community. More than 500 international scientists, policy makers, and senior administrators from the public and private sectors have received training through these programs. Through training and technology transfer and by enhancing the capacity of developing countries to access new and emerging technologies, WorldTAP's programs have had tremendous impact in terms of building human resources in these countries. WorldTAP offers several services including: Short courses, visitor programs, assessments and studies, PBS training, and the Borlaug Fellowship Program.

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