Grow Benzie Farm Series: Cooperative Opportunities. Participants will learn about farm co-op opportunities to help their business including tool/resource/staff shares, aggregating foods for wholesale, CSA models, and farm & property succession planning. Guest presenter is Kelly Lively, Co-Chair of the NW Michigan Food & Farming Network.
Farmers, beginning producers, retiring/transitioning producers, organic producers, specialty crop producers, sustainable producers, value-added producers, small business owners.
Monday, September 24th, from 6-8:00pm
Sponsored by the USDA-Risk Management Agency and in partnership with Crosshatch Center for Art & Ecology, this workshop aims to share knowledge with producers to increase their viability and reduce financial, production, and marketing risks. Grow Benzie's goal is to deepen relationships between organizations, farmers, and the community.
$5 per person
Grow Benzie Event Center & Kitchen
5885 Frankfort Highway (M-115), Benzonia, 49616
*** 1 mile west of stoplight in Benzonia
*** 5 miles east of Frankfort
*** 20 miles west of Interlochen
*** 30 miles north of Manistee