FYI - Michigan organic reporting session is coming up March 7th!

This is always a great event - informative and a chance to see what research and applications have emerged in sustainable agriculture, and a chance to meet and discuss issues with farmers. 

Julie Cotton, M.S.

Academic Specialist
Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems
Michigan State University
A264 Plant and Soil Science Building
East Lansing, MI 48824

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517-355-0271 ext. 1156


> Dear Colleagues,
> Please Share this news with your listservs, students, farmers, and colleagues!!  
> Its time to register for the Michigan State University Organic Reporting Session. We are offering more time this year for discussion with participants and presenters, including several MSU researchers who are conducting research in and for organic farming systems. 
> Here is the link to register:
> The day will start at 8:30 am in the Brody Complex Rm 136.
> The day will offer presentations of farmer useful research, Q&A with discussion, Farmer Roundtable with researchers and updates in the news for organic farmers.
> We hope that you can attend and bring a friend.
> Please contact Vicki with questions ([log in to unmask]) or 517-282-3557
> I have also attached a flyer for your sharing. Please distribute this information widely. THANKS
>>> Organic Reporting Session at Michigan State University
>>> Friday March 7
>>> 8:30-3:00
>>> Brody Complex on Harrison Rd at west end of MSU's campus, East Lansing MI
>>> To register go to WEB site:
>>> This year's event will offer 4-5 MSU research reports on organic research on:
>>> Our draft agenda (titles and sessions may be modified)
>>> Food waste compost production system update using hot compost and worms-John Biernbaum, MSU Dept of Horticulture and co-director of the Student Organic Farm
> Fruit production and insect organic management –Matt Grieshop, MSU Dept of Entomology
> Organic raspberry and cherry in Haygrove Tunnel systems-Eric Hanson, MSU Dept of Horticulture
> Organic soybean varieties for Michigan-Dan Rossman, MSUE Central Mi and AABI team
> Weed management with less tillage-Dan Brainard, MSU Dept of Horticulture
>> Following the presentations we invite organic farmers to join in conversation with the researchers to identify key values and challenges of these researched systems and methods as well as other areas where organic farming research is needed.
> Lunch will be at Brody Café Meeting room (upstairs of Brody Complex) for organic updates including:
>>> "Whats organic in the farm bill"
>>> "Organic prices for crops in 2014
>>> Plenty of time will be offered for networking and seeing old and new friends.
>>> Please join us in this exciting event: You can register online by going to this web site (do not place www in front)
>>> If you prefer to register by email and pay by check contact Vicki at [log in to unmask] (email)
> Vicki Morrone
> Center for Regional Food Systems 
> Michigan State University
> 480 Wilson Rd
> East Lansing, MI 48824
> 517-282-3557
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