Agriculture for Tomorrow Conference

2020 Agriculture for Tomorrow Conference

March 11, 2020
9:15 a.m. – 4:05 p.m. (EST)
New for this year:  ‘Farm homestead’ breakout sessions!

Bay de Noc Community College Main Campus
Joseph Heirman University Center
2001 N. Lincoln Road
Escanaba, MI 49828

Do you farm for profit? Do you want the latest crop, livestock and farm management information for the U.P.? If so, the Michigan State University Extension’s Agriculture for Tomorrow Conference is something you won’t want to miss. Get the latest information and ideas from Michigan State University Extension and industry experts.

There will be 16 different classes offered, including classes for smaller farm, diversified farms and homestead (non-commercial) classes. Each participant can attend four break-out classes.

Topics include:

  • Opportunities for Veterans in Agriculture
  • Managing Forages in Adverse Conditions
  • Getting Started in Backyard Poultry
  • Mobile Slaughter Unit
  • Adding Value through On-farm Food Processing
  • MSU U.P. Crop Trial Results
  • The Wonderful World of Bees
  • General Sheep Health Management
  • Growing Your Local Farmers Market
  • Integrated Wildlife Damage Management: Deer and Cranes
  • Supporting Native Pollinators
  • Beef Cattle Health Solutions
  • Indigenous Agriculture and Food Sovereignty: A Moderated Panel Discussion
  • Road Rules for Michigan Farmers
  • Backyard or Small Apple Orchard Management
  • Livestock Price Risk Protection

Opening Comments & Introductions: James DeDecker, Director, MSU Upper Peninsula Research and Extension Center

‘Keynote Speaker’ – Dr. James Averill, Deputy Director MDARD:  “Michigan Ag: Today and Tomorrow”

Register early to receive a $10 discount!!! Cost to register is $25 for pre-registration. After March 4, 2020, the cost is $35 to register. Lunch and materials are included in the cost.

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