The Michigan Family Farms Conference is more than just a conference. Year after year, farmers, educators, and food system professionals gather to network, learn, and share resources and experiences. We also come together to celebrate diversity, expand our knowledge of sustainable agriculture, and strengthen the supportive network of farmers that we know is essential for building resilient farms.
The Michigan Family Farms Conference offers beginning, small-scale, and culturally diverse farmers a chance to network, learn, and build sustainable family farms. It is an energizing, hands-on event featuring multiple tracks of breakout sessions plus a youth track to engage the whole family.
The youth track includes a day of fun, hands-on activities that highlight career paths in food, agriculture, and natural resources. This track is presented by 4-H; FoodCorps Michigan; KVCC Food Innovation Center; MSU College of Agriculture and Natural Resources; MSU Extension; and MSU Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Related Sciences (MANRRS).
Michigan Family Farms Conference Planning Team
The conference is made possible by a dedicated planning team consisting of FoodCorps Michigan, Kalamazoo Valley Community College, Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, Michigan Food and Farming Systems, MSU College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, MSU Extension, North Central SARE, USDA Farm Service Agency, and USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service.
For more information or if you have any questions about the event, please don’t hesitate to contact us at or 517-709-8271