MIFMA to Host 2019 On-Farm Field Days

The Michigan Farmers Market Association (MIFMA) is pleased to announce that we will be hosting three on-farm field days in the upcoming growing season. These events are part of our Farm-Based Education Program and will concentrate on workforce training and education for specialty crop producers. Michigan specialty crop businesses continually maintain a substantial and varied workforce which points to the need for workforce and labor training. MIFMA aims to educate both producers and their staff on labor issues, as well as consumers on the availability, variety, and growing practices of specialty crops in Michigan.

Students and Internships on the Farm On-Farm Field Day at Ham Family Farm
August 27, 2019
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
12681 72nd Avenue, Allendale, MI 49401
Ham Family Farm has had numerous successful seasons at farmers markets owed to owner and operator, Charlie Ham, and family. Join us at Ham Family Farm for a farm tour and discussion about Students and Internships on the Farm!
Register Here!

CSA Labor Models and Specialty Crops On-Farm Field Day at Birch Point Farm
October 14, 2019
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
7506 E. Birch Point Road, Traverse City, MI 49684
Michelle Ferrarese is the owner and operator of Birch Point Farm, which offers a successful CSA program every year. Join us at Birch Point Farm for a farm tour and discussion about CSA Labor Models and Specialty Crops!
Register Here!