Hi All,

Is anyone interested in carpooling to the Farms on Friday?  I live in  
DeWitt, but could meet anywhere in the Lansing / East Lansing area.   
Because the last stop is the closest to the Lansing area, I might only  
be able to attend it (4:30pm Soybeans - Tom Nelson Farm).

Just email me or the listserv with any interest.  ([log in to unmask])

Jessica Jane King

Jessica Jane King
Graduate Research Assistant
Department of Sociology
Michigan State University
316 Berkey Hall
East Lansing, MI 48824
Office: 517.353.8124 extension - 2
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Michigan Organic Soybean and Dry Bean Variety Plots Evaluation Tours
posted on July 27, 2010 16:06
When: Friday, July 30, from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM


9:00am Soybeans - Don Brockriede Farm ? field location is  mile west  
of Marathon Road on Hollenbeck Road across the road from the DKB Farm  
processing facility. (About 2 miles north of Columbiaville)
11:00am Soybeans - Mark Vollmar Farm ? field is located about  mile  
east of Organic Bean & Grain on Akron Road. (About 4 miles east of  
Akron or  mile west of Colling Road on Akron Road)
1:15pm Dry Beans (Navies & Blacks) - Jim Sattelberg Farm ? field  
location is between Akron and Unionville,  mile east of Vassar Road  
on the corner of Dickerson and Rogers Roads
4:30pm Soybeans - Tom Nelson Farm ? field location is two miles west  
of Shepherd on Blanchard Road then south on Isabella Road 1  miles.
Your invited to join other organic producers to view and voice your  
preferences about characteristics that are desirable to you (early  
plant vigor, plant height, canopy closure, competitiveness, etc). We  
have a great opportunity to view and evaluate soybean and dry bean  
varieties for ourselves during the growing season. Over 40 non- GMO  
soybeans and nearly 40 dry bean varieties are being compared under  
organic production systems in our area at multiple sites. These  
varieties are a mix of tried and true brands, new industry releases,  
and experimental lines from university breeding programs.

Feel free to come to one, two, three or all four of the stops. Call  
(989) 875-5233 if you what to car pool from Ithaca. Food &  
Refreshments will be available at each site.

Event is free of charge, no registration necessary, just show up

Vicki Morrone
C. S. Mott Group for Sustainable Food Systems
Outreach Specialist for Organic Vegetable and Field Crops
303 Natural Resources
East Lansing, MI 48824
517-353-3542/517-282-3557 (cell)
517-353-3834 (Fax)

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