Michigan Farm Bill Conservation Summit & Citizen Session

Wednesday, May 1, 2013 from 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM

MSU Kellogg Center, East Lansing, MI

Free Event Sponsored by:
The Izaak Walton League of America
Michigan Voices for Good Food Policy
Michigan Wildlife Conservancy
Greater Grand Rapids Food Systems Council
Michigan Farmers Union 

Hi everyone! Just a reminder that we have a stellar line up for tomorrow's conservation summit and forum.  This is a great opportunity to discuss and learn about conservation in Michigan and in the Farm Bill. Please share widely! Click Here to Share on Social Media


Leaders and representatives from conservation and agricultural groups, agency representatives, and legislative dignitaries have been invited to participate in summit to discuss the role of conservation compliance in the next Farm Bill and how to move effective conservation policy forward.  Please join the conversation!

Featured speakers include: 
Senator Debbie Stabenow (invited)
Jim Goodheart - Department of Environmental Quality
Steve Shine - MI Dept. of Agriculture and Rural Development
Dr. Charles Nelson - Chairman of the Michigan Waterfowl Managment Plan Steering Committee


Enjoy some local selections while you meet with conservation folks from around the state. You can also participate in a public action photo project with Michigan Voices for Good Food Policy!


After a short local food reception at 5:30 pm, we will host a Citizensí Session with an overview of the Farm Bill, panel discussion including farmers and conservationists, and a brief discussion of opportunities for individuals and communities to take action and build grassroots support for policies that protect our soil, air, and water. 

Panel discussion featuring:
Dr. Charles Nelson - Chairman of the Michigan Waterfowl Managment Plan Steering Committee
Bob Thompson - Michigan Faremrs Union
Dr. Patrick Rusz - Michigan Wildlife Conservancy
Morse Brown - Michigan Food and Farming Systems
Citizen advocacy opportunities - Lindsey Scalera, MI Voices for Good Food Policy 

 Learn how the Farm Bill impacts Michigan's soil, water, and wildlife, share your thoughts on Michigan's Farm Bill priorities, and discover how you can help shape sustainable food and farm policies. 



This event is free and open to the public, and light refreshments will be provided. However, an RSVP via Eventbrite is required!

See the Updated Agenda & RSVP for this FREE event at:

The Kellogg Center is located at 219 S Harrison Rd, East Lansing, MI. 
For questions about this event, please contact Lindsey Scalera at  [log in to unmask] or
Gwen Steel at (651) 649-1446 or [log in to unmask]

Lindsey Scalera
Michigan Voices for Good Food Policy
Grassroots Organizer
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