Learn skills to take back to the farm at ANR Week

posted on March 3, 2015 10:41am

CONTACT: Mariah Montenegro, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), 517-884-7080

EAST LANSING, Mich. – Agriculture and Natural Resources (ANR) Week returns to the campus of Michigan State University (MSU) March 7-14. For the 100th year, ANR Week will provide various opportunities for the public to learn about issues and research related to the agriculture and natural resources industries.  Locations across the MSU campus will host meetings, workshops and conferences in areas such as agriculture, horticulture and natural resources.

Farmers will also find the weeklong event a beneficial learning opportunity. Participants can attend sessions on the latest Farm Bill, subsidies, the Right-to-Farm Act, the emerging trend of nontraditional farmers in minority communities, and the increase in urban and suburban backyard farmers.

Conferences will also take place during ANR Week to provide farmers or farming enthusiasts with valuable updates on topics such as the need for rapidly growing farmers’ markets to provide educational and advocacy programs that protect and grow these venues.  Other conferences will feature researchers, industry representatives and farmers discussing topics such as grazing management, cover crops for forage purposes, hay and haylage production, and corn silage production.

For 100 years, the MSU College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (CANR), MSU Extension and MSU AgBioResearch have welcomed visitors to ANR Week.

To register for these programs and to see a complete list of programs, conferences and educational opportunities, visit anrweek.canr.msu.edu or contact Jennifer Labun at 517-884-7351517-884-7351 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

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