June 25, 2020 7:00AM - 7:30AM
Online via Zoom. Please share this email with anyone interested in learning about transitioning or growing field crops organically. Please do note you must register to receive a link and join us so best to do before Thursday morning😊
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Field Crops Virtual Breakfast: Organic Field Crops Production
June 25th Virtual Breakfast to discuss organic field crops discussion with Vicki Morrone.
The MSU Extension field crops team Virtual Breakfast Series on June 25, will feature Vicki Morrone, Organic Farming Specialist with MSU, to learn about transitioning to organic and possible market opportunities for Michigan grains and beans. Growing organic crops can be an option for farmers who are seeking market diversification and/or alternative farming approaches. The demand for certified organic produce and products is on the rise and domestic production struggles to keep up. The percent growth of organic food has increased over 5% each year since 2009, with 50% more sold to consumers in 2018 than in 2009 (Organic Trade Association -consumer sales). Organic farming requires a whole farm approach that maximizes crop diversity to build the soil’s health and reduce pest outbreaks.
MSU Extension field crops team Virtual Breakfast sessions are held every week during the growing season via Zoom video or phone conference. These virtual meetings will take place every Thursday morning from 7-7:30 a.m. starting April 16 through Sept. 10, 2020. A question and answer time will follow her presentation.
Participating is easy and free! You can join the live meeting via Zoom using a computer, tablet, mobile device or regular phone line. If you are new to Zoom, simply download the Zoom app and you will be ready to join online every week to see visuals shared by presenters. A call-in by phone option is also available but note that you will only hear the audio
This week's Virtual Breakfast focuses on organic field production featuring Vicki Morrone.
Every Thursday at 7 a.m. from April 16 through Sept. 10, 2020, you can get the latest information from our MSU field crop specialists and educators on the Field Crops Virtual Breakfast. The scheduled topics will be fluid, flexible and focused on the most current topics. All field crop producers, agribusiness professionals, government agency personnel and others interested in field crops production and management are encouraged to participate in our annual virtual meeting series.
Participating is easy! You can join the live meeting via Zoom using a computer, tablet, mobile device or regular phone line. If you are new to Zoom, simply download the Zoom app and you will be ready to join online every week to see visuals shared by presenters. A call-in by phone option is also available but note that you will only hear the audio portion.
Participants must sign up to receive an email notification with instructions for joining the Virtual Breakfast. You only need to do this once and you will receive the Zoom link and call-in phone number, as well as weekly reminders every Wednesday.
Organic Farming Specialist
Center for Regional Food Systems at Michigan State University
480 Wilson Rd
East Lansing, MI 48824
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