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)


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)

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