From: Barnard, Joanne - NRCS-CD, Hastings, MI [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
Sent: Wednesday, January 04, 2012 9:42 AM
To: Sara Schaefer; Bushong, Kelly - NRCS, Hastings, MI; [log in to unmask]
Subject: FW: Organic Valley meeting for all interested farmers


Please share with any organic growers you know!




From: Hentz, Virginia [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
Sent: Tuesday, January 03, 2012 7:20 PM
To: Hentz, Virginia
Subject: Organic Valley meeting for all interested farmers


Happy New Year Local Foods Network


Please pass along the information below to those whom you may think may be interested.  This was posted on the Michigan Organic growers listserv.



Ginger Hentz

Innovation Counselor, MSU Product Center

Extension Educator, Greening Michigan Institute (GMI)

MSU Extension Barry County

206 W. Court Street, Hastings, MI 49058

tel:   (269) 945-1388

cell:  (269) 209-0200

fax:  (269) 948-3323

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Expanding Organic Market Opportunities with Organic Valley


Thursday, January 19, 2012

11:00 am—2:30 pm (lunch provided)

Gratiot/Isabella RESD 1131 Center St. Ithaca, MI


Organic Valley, a farmer owned cooperative, is looking for more organic farmers to meet their thriving and expanding organic market place. This is an informational  meeting to help producers to be aware of how this might be a benefit for them.


     *    Who is Organic Valley ?

     *    What are the pricing opportunities ?

     *    How does a pricing pool work  and provide stability ?

     *    Organic grower experiences and production practices

     *    Question and Answers on Marketing and Production

Resource people are Dan Mosgaller, Great Lakes Pool Coordinator for Organic Valley, Daryl Hinderman,  Organic Valley Grower Pool Coordinator,  local  Organic Valley producers, and MSU Extension staff.


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