Please share this information with farmers and those interested in vegetable production. This will be a fun day of demonstrations and networking.

*****Gearing up to increase production: An equipment day for vegetable farmers****

	Vicki Morrone, MSU CS Mott Group for Sustainable Food 

Mark your calendars: on Wednesday, October 1 there will be an Equipment Day for Vegetable Farmers featuring demonstrations that may help streamline many steps of small-scale vegetable production including:
•	Soil management 
•	Irrigation
•	Mulching 
•	Weeding
•	Transplanting 
•	Cooling for transport
•	Bed formation
•	FSA and Credit Union representatives 

The event will take place October 1 from 9:00AM to 3:00PM at the Southwest Michigan Research Center (SWMREC), 1791 Hillandale Road, Benton Harbor, Michigan, 49022. 

Cost is $25 per person before September 22 and $30 per person after this date. A box lunch is included. 

Trade booths are available for $50 until September 12 and $75 after this date, including walk-ins. Price includes registrations for two people, a table and two chairs.

For flyer and to register online registration go to or 
Register by mail and send payment to 303 Natural Resources, East Lansing, Michigan, 48824. 
Please make checks payable to Michigan State University. 

Questions contact: Vicki Morrone, (517) 353-3542. 

This program is sponsored by the USDA Farm Service Agency and the CS Mott Group for Sustainable Food Systems at Michigan State University.

Vicki Morrone
Organic Vegetable and Crop Outreach Specialist
Michigan State University
C.S. Mott Group for Sustainable Food Systems
303 Natural Resources Bldg.
East Lansing, MI 48824
517-282-3557 (cell)
517-353-3834 (fax)
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