Published: Dec. 28, 2011

Conference offers advice for small community farmers

Contact(s): Barb Lehman College of Agriculture and Natural Resources

EAST LANSING, Mich. – Northern Michigan will host a conference to provide small agriculture communities with the tools they need for success. The Northern Michigan Small Farm Conference will be held Jan. 28 at Grayling High School in Grayling.

Michigan State University Extension is among the event's sponsors and will have representatives giving presentations at the conference.

A variety of topics will be presented by industry professionals at the conference, including: farming season extension, basic meat cutting, building profitability while helping families and using social media. Small-scale farmers, people considering becoming farmers and those interested in learning about the food system are welcome to attend.

The event will be split into three 75-minute sessions with a half hour break between each session. The event will run from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The registration deadline is Jan. 19. The cost is $50 for the first person and $35 for each additional person from the same family or farm. The registration form and details about the conference can be found online at

Send questions about the Northern Michigan Small Conference to or call (231) 838-8093.