Why Did the Chicken Cross the Road? To Get to the Northern Michigan Small Farm Conference

Come attend this fun and informative weekend conference organized by Crosshatch Center for Art & Ecology on January 27-28. There will be dozens of community members from across the state sharing on topics they know best. The purpose of this conference is to offer an open exchange of ideas for the small farm community.

Check out the Northern Michigan Small Farm Conference website for ticket and speaker information: www.smallfarmconference.com

On the first day of the Conference, Friday, January 27, there will be Farm School, featuring intensive tracks in Fruit Production, Season Extension, and Grazing. Our very own Bill Palladino will be the keynote speaker, followed by live string music from Bowhunter!

See the Friday agenda here: 

Registration opens at 8:30am

9:15 – 10:45am Farm School Concurrent Session 1

10:45 – 11:00am Refreshment & Networking break

11:00am – 12:30pm Farm School Concurrent Session 2

12:30 – 1:45pm Lunch

1:45 – 3:15pm Farm School Concurrent Session 3

3:15 – 3:30pm Refreshment & Networking break

3:30 – 5:00pm Farm School Concurrent Session 4

6:30pm Opening Reception – Cash Bar

7:00pm Keynote: Bill Palladino of Taste the Local Difference

8:30pm Friday Festivities with Bowhunter

The second day of the conference, Saturday, January 28 offers even more great speakers, networking opportunities, and a trade show. And of course, there will be a delicious Certified Local Food lunch.

See the Saturday agenda here:

Registration opens at 7:30am

Trade Show opens at 8:30am

9:00 – 10:15am Concurrent Session 1

10:15 – 10:30am Refreshment & Trade Show Break

10:30 – 11:45am Concurrent Session 2

11:45am – 1:30pm Certified Local Foods Lunch & Trade Show

1:30 – 2:45pm Concurrent Session 3

2:45 – 3:00pm Refreshment & Trade Show Break

3:00 – 4:30pm Concurrent Session 4 & Evaluations

4:30 – 5:00pm Trade Show & Networking

5:00pm Trade Show Closes, Conference Concludes


Come to one day or do both! Unfortunately, early registration is over, but you can register at the door. There will be an added fee and no guarantee on lunch.

See you there!