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6 Winter Conferences Every Michigan Farmer Should Consider Attending

With the snow beginning to fly, it’s the perfect time to attend farm and business conferences to prepare for 2019. These six meetings and conferences are great ways to network with fellow farmers and get excited for the next growing season.

Here are a few happening across the state and around the region:

December 7

Michigan Farmers Union Annual Meeting
Allen Neighborhood Center, Lansing, MI
Join the voice of family farmers and rural areas with the Michigan Farmers Union!
RSVP here

January 12

Michigan Organic Food & Farm Alliance Organic Intensives
Plant & Soil Sciences Building, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
Attend a day-long organic intensives focused on: Healthy Organic Livestock, Organic Mushroom Cultivation, Technology in Organic Field Crops, Advances Organic Soil Management.
Register here

January 14-16 

Michigan Agribusiness Winter Conference & Trade Show
Lansing Center, Lansing
Are you part of Michigan’s varied agribusiness industry? Head to this conference and trade show to learn more and network with others.
Register here


January 25-26

Northern Michigan Small Farms Conference and Farm School
Grand Traverse Resort & Spa, Traverse City
Connect with small farmers from across this state at one of the biggest farmer conferences in Michigan!
RSVP for the Farm School and the Conference here

February 9

Michigan Family Farms Conference
Kalamazoo Valley Community College
What’s in your shed? This conference is focused on gathering tools for your farm’s agricultural success.
Register here

February 21-23

Midwest Organic & Sustainable Education Service (MOSES) Conference
La Crosse Center, 300 Harborview Plaza, La Crosse, Wis.
Head to this conference to be part of the largest event in the US about organic and sustainable farming.
Register here

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Emma Beauchamp is the Communications Manager for Taste the Local Difference. Contact her at

Photo courtesy of the Northern Michigan Small Farms Conference

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