Southwest Michigan Horticulture Days

Date: February 5, 2014 - February 6, 2014
Time: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Location: Mendel Center at Lake Michigan College, 2755 E. Napier Ave, Benton Harbor, MI 49022
Contact: Mark Longstroth, or Allan Zelmar, 269-870-5265,

This two-day trade and educational show is sponsored by the Michigan Grape Society and Michigan State Horticulture Society and coordinated by the Michigan Grape Society and Michigan State University Extension. Educational programs are focused on grapes, tree fruit, blueberries and vegetable growers in Southwest Michigan.

Starts Wednesday morning with a general education session. On Wednesday afternoon there will be concurrent Vegetable, Grape and Tree Fruit sessions. Thursday's concurrent sessions will be Tree Fruit, Blueberry and Grape. Another part of this event is the Southwest Michigan Wine Educational Showcase on Wednesday afternoon after the educational sessions at the SW Michigan Research and Extension Center (SWMREC), about 3 miles from the conference site.

Registration will open at 8 a.m. both days (Feb. 5-6) and programs begin at 9 a.m. A trade show with vendors and door prizes is open each day and is included in the registration cost. The education program covers a wide range of topics covered by local and state experts and out-of-state speakers.

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