Southwest Michigan Horticultural Days set to take place February 8-9

Topic sessions will include water policy updates, pesticides and food safety, utilizing Market Maker, the Good Food Charter, and educational sessions on tree fruits, vegetables, blueberries and grapes.

The Michigan Grape Society and Michigan State University Extension in partnership with Lake Michigan College will host the annual Southwest Michigan Horticultural Days Conference February 8-9 at Lake Michigan College’s Mendel Center, 2755 E. Napier Ave., Benton Harbor, Mich. (view map). Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. both days and all educational sessions begin at 9:00 a.m., except for the Thursday morning grape session which begins at 8:30 a.m.

The February 8 morning session will feature presentations about Michigan water policy, what’s ahead for pesticides and food safety, utilizing Market Maker for new businesses, and the Good Food Charter. There will be educational sessions on tree fruits, vegetables, blueberries and grapes. The event also features a trade show.

Restricted-use pesticide recertification credits have been requested. Registration is $30 at the door and includes lunch. Early registration is $25 (postmarked no later than January 27). Mail registration to:

ATTN: Allan Zelmer
Michigan Grape Society
P.O. Box 151
Baroda, MI 49101

View a printable version of the preregistration form. Forms can also be obtained from the Berrien County MSU Extension office, 1737 Hillandale Rd, Benton Harbor, Mich. (view map), or the Van Buren County MSU Extension office, 219 E. Paw Paw St. Suite 201, Paw Paw, Mich. (view map).