February 20, 2011. East Lansing, Michigan - The Michigan Organic Food and Farm Alliance (MOFFA) announces the 2011 Michigan Organic Conference (MOC) in East Lansing, Michigan.
The 2011 conference, “Keeping the Local in Organic” will be held on March 4 at the Hannah Community Center and March 5, at the Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center on the Michigan State University campus. Visit the web site today to see the program and register for the conference, www.Moffa.org
This year’s event will feature keynote speaker Mark Kastel of the Cornucopia Institute. Friday's activities will include a reporting session with the MSU Research team and an evening social event, the Taste of Michigan – featuring local and regional food and live music. To register for the Reporting Session visit www.MichiganOrganic.msu.edu.a
MOFFA is a 501c3 Non-Profit organization and advocates for organic food production in Michigan. We encourage and inform farmers on how to transition to organic farming methods and serve as a resource for consumers on where to purchase organic products.
Saturday's full day program and trade show will include a variety of educational sessions, keynote presentation, exhibits and an opportunity to network with supporters and suppliers of the organic farmingcommunity. Presentations will address a broad range of subjects ranging from Michigan organic agriculture production to marketing and processing; new and young farmer development, community food systems, urban agriculture, and policy issues.