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Note that The Northern Mi Small Farm Conf not only has available registration but also for vendors, at least till tomorrow-Deadline Fri Jan 11 for vendors and Jan 19 for conference registration!!
Vicki Morrone
Organic Farming Specialist
Center For Regional Food Systems at MSU
480 Wilson Rd. Room 303
East Lansing, MI 48824
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From: Jen Schaap <[log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>>
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Date: Wednesday, January 9, 2013 3:06 PM
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Subject: Re: Northern Michigan Small Farm Conference

Regarding the Northern Michigan Small Farm Conference Registration and Trade Show:

The deadline for vendor registrations has been extended to Friday, January 11!
smallfarmconference.com/vendors<http://smallfarmconference.com/vendor/>

<http://smallfarmconference.com/vendor/>
Regular attendees can register through January 19.
smallfarmconference.com<http://smallfarmconference.com>

Thanks!
Jen Schaap
NMSFC
231-838-8093


On Wed, Jan 9, 2013 at 2:30 PM, Leelanau Farmers Markets <[log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>> wrote:
Hello Everyone:

I am forwarding this information in case you are interested in attending this event.  This year it will be held in Grayling, so not to far to travel for most of us.  Sorry for the late notice, deadline for registration is Jan 9th, but there is still time.

Regards,

Dave McDonald

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Date: Tue, Jan 8, 2013 at 12:57 PM
Subject: Northern Michigan Small Farm Conference
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Northern Michigan Small Farm 2013 Conference
Small farmers, homesteaders, farm interns, students, chefs and consumers will gather on January 26 is share ideas, gain new skills and make plans for the 2013 growing season. The Northern Michigan Small Farm Conference, now in its 14th year, will allow farmers to learn about how to make small farms more sustainable, both economically and environmentally.

It is a full day of learning, with 27 breakout sessions, including topics on alternative fruit crops, dairying without antibiotics, farmland preservation, viticulture, internet marketing, water conservation, heritage breed sheep and home meat curing. Young people are encouraged to attend, with special youth track sessions on getting started in farming. The full schedule may be found online at www.smallfarmconference.org<http://www.smallfarmconference.org>.

The keynote speaker is Dr. Jason Rowntree, Assistant Professor, Beef and Cattle Forage Utilization at Michigan State University. Dr. Rowntree works to improve the economics of small and medium size beef producers through local and regional beef production and distribution systems.

A big attraction each year is the trade show, featuring 70+ vendors from across the state.  Take your chance at winning a free registration for 2014's conference as you browse and network. Would you like to participate as a vendor? Register by tomorrow, January 9 to avoid late fees! More information is available here: http://smallfarmconference.com/vendor/

Each year, the Northern Michigan Small Farm Conference is like a homecoming. Farmers visit with folks they havenít seen from last yearís conference, and greet new faces over the delicious local foods lunch. Itís the warmest northern Michigan event youíll attend in January.

This year's conference will be held at Grayling High School in Grayling, Michigan. For more information or to register, go to www.smallfarmconference.com<http://www.smallfarmconference.com> or call 231-838-8093<tel:231-838-8093>.

About the Northern Michigan Small Farm Conference
The Northern Michigan Small Farm Conference serves as a vehicle to promote and build a local vibrant agriculture community, to equip the small farm community with the tools to be successful, and to be a forum for the open exchange of ideas within the small farm community. This is accomplished primarily through the annual conference in January, but is also accomplished through the support of other education opportunities throughout the year.

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Northern Michigan Small Farm Conference
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Petoskey, MI  49770

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