1. Meridian Township “Fantastically Fresh” Farmers Market Tour
Meridian Township Farmers Market will hold a “Fantastically Fresh” Tour
on Saturday, June 20th from 9am-1pm. The Market is located on 5151
Marsh Rd, Okemos, MI. Also includes a three course meal (spring green
soup with asparagus, grilled local farm-fresh meats and grilled
vegetables over a bed of fresh field greens, and a berry creation
Bonus opportunities available to guests: tour of the MSU Student
Organic Farm only minutes away from the Farmers’ Market, a tour of
Meridian Historical Village (location of the meal) and a Festival in
downtown Okemos (intersection of Okemos Rd. and Hamilton Rd.).
Cost to attend is $50 per person ($40 for MIFMA members), which
includes journal, list of vendors, recipes, tour of market,
demonstration cooking class, and luncheon made of food fresh form the
market. Register online at http://www.learngreatfoods.com/mi_MIFMA.php for more information contact: [log in to unmask] or by phone at 517-712-2395. Visit www.michiganorganic.msu.edu to view promotional flyer.
2. High Tunnel Tour at Southwest Michigan Research and Extension Center
interested in producing brambles, cherries, and/or annual vegetables in
3-season high tunnels might be interested in the high tunnel tour, June
17, 2009 in Benton Harbor, MI. All are invited to tour the MSU high
tunnel research facility and discuss results of vegetable, berry, and
sweet cherry trails with Ron Goldy, Greg Lang, and Eric Hanson.
Haygrove representatives will be present to answer questions.
The event will take place at the Southwest Michigan Research and
Extension Center (1791 Hillandale Rd, Benton Harbor, MI) from 6:30-8:00
p.m. (Call 269-944-1477 for directions).
3. A New Soil Agenda: Predicting and Managing Soil Organic Matter Today and Tomorrow Workshop
Interactive Workshop will be held on July 17, 2009 at the Kellogg
Biological Station. The workshop will focus on agriculture challenges
and opportunities regarding soil organic matter, including the
increased use of moldboard plowing in organic systems, emerging markets
for stover, carbon credit, and organic markets for cereal grains.
Input is needed on the issue of, what is really needed to promote
adoption of practices that will enhance soil quality? Workshop
activities about soil organic matter include:
· Synthesis of key research findings
· Report on available and upcoming extension materials and tools
· Round-tables to receive input from YOU on what soil quality extension materials and research are needed
Please RSBP to Julie Doll (269-671-2266, [log in to unmask].) Exact time and location will be announced soon; a minimal fee may be charged for lunch
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