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MIFFS Conference: Adding Tools to your Tool Box

Conference season is upon us! With so many food and farming conferences between now and March, it’s often difficult to decide which to attend. If you’re free February 9th, I’d highly recommend attending the Michigan Food and Farming Systems (MIFFS) 16th annual Michigan Family Farms Conference. This conference provides beginning, small-scale, and culturally diverse farmers a chance to network and learn. At past conferences, I shared conversation with other small-scale farmers, learned new skills from talented presenters, and left energized and motivated for another season of farming.

This year, the conference theme is “What’s in Your Toolshed?” and it boasts an even better line-up of speakers sure to add to your farm tool box. Sessions range in topic from proper pricing and scaling up to soil management and growing mushrooms to racial equity in the food system. You can check out an overview of all the session here for go here to explore the sessions in greater depth.

The Details

What: ​2019 Michigan Family Farms Conference
When: February 9, 2019
Where: Kalamazoo Valley Community College.
How to Register: or or call at(517)709-8271

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Kelly Wilson, RDN, is the Director of Community Partners for Taste the Local Difference. Contact her at

Photo courtesy of Michigan Food and Farming Systems

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