The Great Lakes Fruit, Vegetable & Farm Market EXPO and Michigan Greenhouse Growers Expo looks forward to welcoming exhibitors and attendees back to an in-person event in 2021. Set to take place from Dec. 7-9, the EXPO will be returning to the Amway Grand Plaza and DeVos Place in Grand Rapids — a staple for EXPO attendees for many years running.
Succession planning probably isn’t much above last will and testament toward the bottom of most farmers’ to-do list. Neither subject is pleasant to think about, but both are necessary for the security of both the family business owner’s loved ones and business.
Although all food producers are subject to food safety rules, organic farmers face unique challenges in trying to also work out incongruities between National Organic Program standards and third-party food safety requirements.
An examination of how organic growers can best utilize approved bio inputs in the most efficient and effective manner for their crops and bottom line will be the subject of a just-announced educational session.