Northern Michigan’s Small Farm Conference: Camaraderie in Agriculture
The Northern Michigan Small Farm Conference is chance for gardeners and small producers to take a deeper dive into specialized topics.
They’re hosting a hemp and maple syrup school and programs that range from farm finance to flowers and fertilizing.
John Hooper, a member of the Michigan Organic Food Farm Alliance, says it’s a great opportunity for camaraderie in the agriculture community, especially those who have small farms.
“It’s not conventional agriculture, it’s not 1000 acres, it’s people that are growing, where they’re hands-on. It’s growing food for the local community as opposed to being international or national distributor,” he says.
The conference continues through Saturday at the Grand Traverse Resort & Spa.