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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.
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.