Agriculture for Tomorrow Conference

Date: March 5, 2013
Time: 9:30 AM - 4;15 PM
Location: Bay de Noc Community College, Escanaba, in the Heirman University Center
Contact: Mary Ellen: Alger County Extension, 906-387-2530 or msue.alger@county.msu.edu

Do you farm for profit? Do you want the latest information on crops grown for energy? If so, the Michigan State University Extension’s Agriculture for Tomorrow Conference is something you won’t want to miss. Get the latest information and ideas from Upper Peninsula farmers, Michigan State University Extension and industry experts. 
 

The conference will be held on Tuesday, March 5th, 2013, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. EST at Bay de Noc Community College, Escanaba, in the Heirman University Center.
 
There will be 20 different classes offered. Each participant will attend four classes. Topics include: land leasing, agri-food safety, emerging grain markets, developing a drought management plan, farm succession planning, farm to institution, on farm biodiesel, finishing beef on grass, farm business planning, season extension, protecting your home from wildfire loss, determining your market opportunity, community supported agriculture, cost benefit analysis.
 
Also available for Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program Phase I credit are sessions on maximizing hay and haylage potential, advanced grazing strategies, understanding UP soils, UP field crop insect and disease management, and grazing beef cows in the UP for nine months.
 
During lunch, the Keynote speaker will be, Jamie Clover Adams, Director, Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development. 
 
Program and registration information is available from the Alger County MSU Extension office, 906-387-2530, or msue.alger@county.msu.edu. Register early to receive a $10 discount!!! Cost to register is $25 for pre-registration, or $35 at the door. Lunch and materials are included in the cost. 
 
Accommodations for persons with disabilities may be requested by calling 906-387-2530, at least one week prior to March 5th, 2013.
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