Sorry got the message on Sunday and since I try to have some family time on Sunday I saw this info this AM!

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
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Subject: Rural Forum on Michigan Ag Tomorrow!

The USDA just announced this on Friday. I just found out about this 20 mins ago. Just in case anyone is going to be in the Grand Rapids area tomorrow:

Monday, August 22, 2011, 11 a.m. EDT


Agriculture Secretary Vilsack and U.S. Senator Stabenow will host a White House Rural Forum in Grand Rapids to give Michigan farmers an opportunity to discuss their ideas for expanding jobs in agriculture.  Local farmers and agriculture leaders will discuss with Secretary Vilsack some of the exciting things happening in areas like biofuels, food processing, and specialty crops.


May Farms

7828 Fruit Ridge Ave NW

Sparta, MI

Melissa Hornaday, Great Lakes Organizer
Organic Farming Research Foundation
4751 Trumbull St Detroit, MI 48208
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