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May 2015

WUP Farmer/Buyer Meet and Greet

May 14, 2015 @ 5:30 am - 7:00 pm
Windsor Center, 612 W Adams St
Iron River, MI
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If you are a local farmer or a food buyer for an institution or retail establishment, you are invited to attend the Western UP Farmer/Buyer Meet and Greet. This is a unique opportunity to network, make plans to partner, discuss challenges, and lay the groundwork for getting more local food into schools, restaurants, hospitals, universities, and businesses. The demand for using local food is strong but requires a relationship between farmers and buyers. This is a great chance to start…

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July 2016

Together At The Farm

July 30, 2016 @ 8:00 am - 11:30 pm
UP Research and Extension Center, E3774 University Drive
Chatham, MI 49816 United States
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Together At The Farm - UP Local Food Conference Saturday July 30, 2016 All who eat are welcome! Join us at the MSU Upper Peninsula Research and Extension Center in Chatham, Michigan for the premiere UP Local Food Conference Register Here Conference Schedule Conference Program Session Descriptions 2016 Sponsorship and Vendor Packet Conference Poster Lodging Information Keynote Speaker Eliot Coleman ELIOT COLEMAN has been involved in organic farming since 1966. He has 50 years experience in field vegetables, greenhouse vegetables, rotational grazing of…

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UP Multi-species Processing Feasibility Study Project: Survey Now Open

UP Multi-species Processing Feasibility Study Project: Survey Now Open The Upper Peninsula Multi-species Processing Feasibility Study Project is a cooperative venture between several stakeholders including Marquette County, MSU Extension, Upper Peninsula Food Exchange, Farm Bureau, and regional planning organizations, and has hired Karen Karp & Partners along with John-Mark Hack of Marksbury Farm and BJH… Read the full article

New Loans for Portable Farm Storage and Handling Equiptment

May 02, 2016 / News & Events

USDA Offers New Loans for Portable Farm Storage and Handling Equipment   Portable Equipment Can Help Producers, including Small-Scale and Local Farmers, Get Products to Market Quickly   COLUMBUS, Ohio, April 29, 2016 – U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will provide a new financing option to help farmers purchase portable storage and handling equipment. Farm… Read the full article