Published: Feb. 8, 2018

103rd Agriculture and Natural Resources Week begins March 3 at MSU

Contact(s): Eileen Gianiodis Agriculture and Natural Resources office: (517) 432-1555, ext. 230 cell: (517) 242-4753

The Michigan State University College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, MSU Extension and MSU AgBioResearch are sponsoring Agriculture and Natural Resources Week, which will take place March 3-10.  

The event offers conferences, workshops and exhibits featuring members of the Michigan natural resources and agriculture industries, including:

  • Great Lakes Lavender Growers’ Conference: This conference is designed as a resource for lavender growers seeking to better their industry. Keynote speaker Paola Legarre, owner of Sage Creations Organic Lavender Farm in Palisade, Colorado, will discuss action plans for farm diversification.
  • World Food Prize Michigan Youth Institute: Discussing food security as a global issue, this program will feature a panel of individuals who have made strides to address the problems of feeding our planet’s growing population. Individuals from MSU will share their research on world hunger and discuss the future of solving food insecurity.
  • Project FISH Workshop – Participants will learn how to start a fishing program in their local communities. Workshops on tackle making, cleaning fish and related topics will teach those interested in becoming fishing instructors the basic skills to strengthen their programs.
  • ANR Week Luncheon – The March 9 luncheon at the Huntington Club inside Spartan Stadium will feature awards recognizing several people for the global impact of their work.

ANR Week has served as a platform for enterprising new developments in agriculture and natural resources in Michigan since 1914. For over a century, attendees have networked, learned about new developments in their fields and looked toward the future.

For a complete list of events and times, click here

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