posted on October 11, 2006 10:19
C.S. Mott Group for Sustainable Food Systems,
Michigan State University
The Second Biennial Conference for Community Supported Agriculture.
November 10-12, 2006
Kettunen Center near Tustin, Michigan (Just south of Cadillac, Mich.)
CSA-MI, 3480 Potter Rd., Bear Lake, MI 49614. Toll free phone: 877-526-1441. Email: email@example.com
The workshop schedule is nearing completion, the keynoters are getting their presentations ready and the mini-school curriculum is being hammered out. Check the website periodically for updates on the program, speakers and other details.
The best news is that we have a regional SARE grant to help farmers with the costs of the program. Nearly 50 participants (more if some other grant money comes through) can benefit from this program. You can apply by going to the website and downloading the application form (look in the conference section of the site for 'financial assistance' or click on http://csafarms.org/csafarms7462042.asp). Contact us direct with your mailing address for a printed copy.
In addition to the farmer scholarships, we have scholarship support for agricultural professionals -- Extension, NRCS, MDA, FSA, etc. -- who are interested in learning more about CSA so that they can better support farmers in CSA ventures. Contact Susan Smalley, firstname.lastname@example.org, if you are interested in an ag professional scholarship.