*Small Holder Farm Career Day & Job Fair*

*When: *Monday, April 19

   - 1:00  Hiring 101 Panel for Farmers
   - 2:00  Working on the Farm Panel: What do you need to know?
   - 3:00  5:00  Job Fair

*Where:* WCCs Morris Lawrence Building at Washtenaw Community College

*Why: *This event, the first of its kind in SE Michigan, is an opportunity
to bring farmers and job seekers together so our entire community of skills
is available to grow our local food system.

We encourage farmers to consider all of the skills needed to make their farm
a thriving business. Maybe you need a website, a welder, a production
manager, a book keeper, a food safety coordinator, someone to repair
machines, and don't forget field labor. Whether you need a one-time project
completed or ongoing help you can find the talent you need at the Small
Holder Farm Career Day and Job Fair. Farmers, please complete the attached
registration form to get a table at the event or call Victoria Bennett at
734-973-3364 to talk about how this event could help your farm.

We encourage job seekers (or really anyone interested in learning more about
farming) to consider what skills they have to help SE Michigan farms reach
full potential. Looking for a job, but not sure farm work is right for you?
Come to the panel discussions and find out what its all about.

*How:* Visit ** for registration form.

*8 Acre Property for Sale- If you are looking to start a farm business*


   -          3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, huge kitchen, full basement, loft
   (could be 4th br), attached 2-car garage, 2200 sq ft. Built in 2006.
   -          Corn/wood pellet heat stove w/stone hearth (propane furnace
   for backup), lots of extra insulation, low-e windows.
   -          The property is 8.8 acres with approx. 5 acres of fenced
   pasture. 24x36 pole barn with chicken pen and cow stall with milking
   -          Large stocked pond. Fenced back yard. Great soil. No
   chemicals. Westfall Schools.
   -          10 min from Circleville, straight shot up 104 to Columbus.
   Asking $264,900.

To view photos visit: *


*SARE News*

*Here is a breakdown of grants given from SARE ( *

*Grant Type                         Number                       Funds*

Farmer/Rancher                 86                            548,934.20

Grad Student                    19                            186,194.00

PDP                                 16                            843,731.00

*R&E                                 33                        2,595,558.00

Total                               154                        4,174,417.20
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