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NCMC in Petoskey Hosts Farm Expo

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June 24, 2014
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm


North Central Michigan College
1515 Howard St
Petoskey, MI United States

North Central Michigan College hosts a farm expo on Tuesday, June 24, 4-8pm. Participants learn first-hand about farming practices, products and equipment. There are indoor and outdoor demonstrations.

Topics include:

Basic Tractor Safety – Ginops of Alanson

Fertility in Fruit Crops – Westbridge Organic & Sustainable Agricultural Products

Composting Basics to Customized – Dairy Doo/Morgan Composting

How to Market at the Farm Markets – MSU Extension Product Innovation Specialist Wendy Wieland

Michigan Agricultural Environmental Assessment Program – Charlevoix Soil Conservation District Specialist Chris Anderson

Organic Certification: Getting Started – Agricultural Consultant Larry Dyer

Food Access in Michigan – LSSU

Straits Area Grape Growers Association – tour the new college vineyard

Institute for Sustainable Living, Art and Natural Design – farm guilds, workshops and more

Local Food Alliance of Northern Michigan

Michigan Works – business and career opportunities

$10 in advance; $15 at the door, includes a light supper and all materials. To register, call 231.348.6705 or visit www.ncmich.edu/cce.

Petoskey, on Little Traverse Bay, is about 60 miles north of Traverse City on US-31.