Here ehh here ehhh! This is your last chance to share your knowledge, expertise, and tricks to get it done.  The Northern Mi small farm conf is seeking applications for presentations. See deadline? June 1.
Vicki Morrone
Organic farming specialist
Center For Regional Food Systems at MSU
480 Wilson Rd Rm 303
East Lansing, MI 48824
517-353-3542/517-282-3557 (cell)

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Date: Thursday, May 8, 2014 at 11:56 PM
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Subject: Last Call for Conference Workshop Proposals - Deadline June 1

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Last Call for Speakers
Northern Michigan Small Farm Conference 2015

The Northern Michigan Small Farm Conference is currently accepting presentation proposals for the 2015 conference.  If you have a presentation idea that you believe small farm participants would be interested in, please visit our web page at and follow the link to the 2015 Workshop Proposal Form.  The speakers committee is greatly interested in presentations from the MSU community.  
The deadline for submissions is June 1, 2014.

We welcome proposals from a wide range of speakers on a wide range of topics. Due to space limitations we are only able to accept a portion of the workshop proposals submitted. Contact Jen Schaap with any questions about the form or the conference:[log in to unmask] or 231-838-8093

Save the Date!
16th Annual Northern Michigan Small Farm Conference
Saturday, January 24, 2015

Below is more information about the 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, but is also accomplished through the support of other education opportunities throughout the year.

1. To provide an outstanding educational event that meets the needs of the attendees of the conference.
2. Provide a forum for the open exchange of ideas within the small farm community.
3. Support small farm educational programs throughout the year.
4. Help to build a local network of small farms, community businesses, and local government for the expressed purpose of building the local food economy.

Amanda Kik and Wendy Wieland
Northern Michigan Small Farm Conference Co-Chairs

Amanda Kik
Institute for Sustainable Living, Art & Natural Design (ISLAND)

Wendy Wieland

MSU Product Center Innovation Counselor &

MSU Extension Greening Institute Community Food Systems @

Emmet County MSU Extension

3434 Harbor-Petoskey Road

Harbor Springs, MI 49740

Office: 231-348-1770

Direct: 231-439-8987


Jennifer Schaap
Administrative Coordinator
Northern Michigan Small Farm Conference
PO Box 2459
Petoskey, MI  49770

Ph:  231-838-8093
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