A two-day farm tour to northern Michigan is planned for September 11-12, 2012. This year’s tour will showcase farm families who have successfully explored and seized opportunities to enhance the profitability of their operations. The stops will feature sustainable farming systems, diversified enterprises, organic operations, livestock for specialty markets, farmer-owned retail markets, cooperative ventures, value-added enterprises, and direct marketing strategies, as well as many other examples of how family farmers are finding ways to be more profitable while enjoying it as well. Participants will view on the stops hoop houses, CSA's, farm markets, dairy processing, agri-entertainment, fruit processing, food hubs, vineyards, an off-the-grid homestead, pastured beef, a fiber mill, and much more. This event is being sponsored by MSU Extension, NCR SARE, Herbruck's Poultry Ranch, and Greenstone Farm Credit Services.
For more information contact:
Senior Extension Educator
214 East Center Street, Ithaca, MI
Office: 989 875 5233
Cell: 989 763 7255