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January 24 & 25, 2020

Northern Michigan Small Farm Conference

at the grand traverse resort


the warmest place to be in january in michigan

The Northern Michigan Small Farm Conference

The Northern Michigan Small Farm Conference brings together farmers and gardeners from across Michigan to learn and connect. Held January 24 & 25, 2020 at the Grand Traverse Resort in Acme, Michigan.

Registration opens autumn 2019.


Schedule of Events

Farm School

Farm Schools are designed to take a deeper dive into specialized topics. These intensives bring the best farm educators to the Northern Michigan Small Farm Conference. With limited class sizes, there is no better way to learn.

Hemp school

maple syrup school

herb school, with Nancy phillips



& Vendors

Below are just some of the small businesses that will be at our 2020 Trade Show. Browse all things farming. See the full list of vendors here.


oryana community co-op

The produce you enjoy, the baked goods you gather your family around, the fresh ingredients you put on your table, we know these matter to you, because they matter to us too. Co-ops were the pioneers of the transparent food movement and we’re not backing down now.


grain train natural foods markets

Making a difference one bite at a time.


fischer insurance

Fischer Insurance is an independent insurance agency offering property, casualty and life insurance products. Fischer operates in an ethical and caring manner that validates the respect and trust that their clients choose to place with them.

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morgan composting - dairy doo

Dairy Doo is a provider of sustainable, organic compost for homeowners and agribusiness.




Grand Traverse Resort & Spa


This is a lovely time of year in Northern Michigan. Join us at the Grand Traverse Resort & Spa, with discounts for conference attendees.

Why do farmers farm, given their economic adversities on top of the many frustrations and difficulties normal to farming? And always the answer is: ‘Love. They must do it for love.’
— Wendell Berry

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