I would like to invite you to participate in the 2nd Annual Organic Food and Farming Reporting Session that will be held during Agriculture and Natural Resource Week at the Kellogg Conference Center on Friday, March 6, 2009 from 8:30-5:00. The conference center is located at 55 South Harrison Avenue East Lansing, MI 48824-1022.  Their phone is (517) 432-4000.


You are invited to participate in a day of learning and discussion on topics of organic research relevant to Michigan’s production and marketing of organic food.  This session will present Michigan State University researchers, Michigan expert farmers, Michigan State University Extension Educators, and MSU graduate students offering their findings on organic agriculture production and marketing.  Dr. Doug Buhler will provide our Opening Talk, entitled, “ Integrating Organics Into MSU.”  This will be a great opportunity for all, with the goal to feature Michigan’s organic agriculture research and organic food access and discuss which directions we should go to increase our production, opportunities and livelihoods. 


This is a full day of 10 minute reports with 5 minutes of discussion followed by  each presentation. The sessions include organic marketing and outreach, organic pest management, soil building, organic vegetable production and organic fruit production. An overall group discussion will be held at the end of each session.


If you would like to participate in the day as a listener and join the conversation please call to reserve a spot and limited to 65.. Lunch is provided so please call by Thursday noon. Lunch will feature food from our own Michigan Organic Farmers.  Please call or email Vicki Morrone: 517-353-3542 or [log in to unmask] to reserve your spot.


We look forward to an exciting day and invigorating conversations.


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)

For information on organic agriculture production please visit: http://www.MichiganOrganic.msu.edu/

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