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Scalera, Lindsey

Jan 25, 2019, 9:32:39 AM1/25/19
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Hey all – just a reminder about these workshops!





Lindsey Scalera

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MSU Center for Regional Food Systems

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Subject: [MIDMICHIGANFOOD] MI Farmer Field School - Feb. 19, 2019 Scaling Up to Wholesale: Marketing & Production and More...



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Scaling up to Wholesale: Marketing & Production

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

9am to 4pm


Cost: $55 - $100 (see registration)

Location: MSU Extension, 705 N. Zeeb Road P.O. Box 8645 Ann Arbor, MI 48107

Speakers: Jae Gerhart, MSU Extension, Washtenaw County, 1 distributor, 6 farmer panelists

Description: Learn directly from 6 farmers who are succeeding with wholesale markets. Whether you want to get started with wholesale or take your farm's wholesale business to the next level, this is the workshop for you.



9 - 9:30am Introductions

9:30 - 10: Wholesale Basics (Jae Gerhart)

10 - 11: Production Standards: Quality, cold chain, grading, packaging, etc. (Jae + distributor)

11-12:30: Farmer Panel I - 3 large-scale growers

12:30-1:30: Lunch

1:30-3: Farmer Panel II - 3 small to mid-size farmers

3-3:50: Marketing Discussion

3:50 - 4pm Evaluations




Organic Farmer Training Program (OFTP) 2019

Mondays 9-5, Mar. 18-Nov. 11@ MSU


MSU’s OFTP teaches organic farming through hands-on activities, farm walks, classroom activities & discussions, video lectures, readings, guest speakers, visits to 20+ Michigan farms and practical assignments, like writing a Farm Business Plan.


The OFTP is a vibrant, diverse and positive learning community where students learn from each other and can share their unique skills, experience and goals.


Strong applicants have - hands-on farming experience, plans to start/manage a farm/ educational farm project in the future, and the ability to contribute to a positive learning community. Details at OFTP Website questions to msu...@msu.edu. Cost: $3,900 plus books (scholarships of $500 to $3000 available)


2019 Farmer Field School

Schedule...so far


Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019, 9am - 4pm

Scaling up to Wholesale: Marketing & Production

Cost: $55 - $100

(See details in this promo)


Monday, June 3, 2019, times TBA

Detroit Farm Tours

Cost: $55 - $100

Location: 4 to 5 farms in Detroit

Speakers: TBA


See a few of the farms that are making Detroit's urban farming movement a nationally-recognized source for inspiration. 


Monday, July 22, 2019, times TBA

Lansing Farm Tours

Cost: $55 - $100

Location: 3 to 4 farms in Lansing area

Speakers: TBA


Visit farms from the Capitol city's urban core out to its rural surroundings.


Tuesday, Dec. 10, 10am to noon

Farmer Braintrust

Cost: FREE

Location: MSU Student Organic Farm, 3291 College Rd, Holt MI 48842


Farmer Field School presenters, participants and advocates will meet to plan Farmer Field School 2019 and other ways to collaborate.


Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019, 1pm - 3pm

Food Security Roundtable

Cost: FREE

Location: MSU Student Organic Farm, 3291 College Rd, Holt MI 48842

Topic: Food Security






For Farmer Field School Workshop Information, Questions & Help:


Or contact - Tom Cary cary...@msu.edu 616-916-9823




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Tom Cary

Farmer Field School, Student Organic Farm (MSU)
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