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