The NMSFC promotes and builds a local vibrant agriculture community, equips the small farm community with the tools to be successful, and provides a forum for the open exchange of ideas within the small farm community.
To provide an outstanding educational event that meets the needs of the attendees of the conference.
Provide a forum for the open exchange of ideas within the small farm community.
Help to build a local network of small farms, community businesses, and local government for the expressed purpose of building the local food economy.
Northern Michigan Small Farm Conference Planning Committee
Brian Bates, Bear Creek Organic Farm
Carol Bontekoe, Grow Benzie
Kat Jacques, MSU Extension, Tribal Extension Program instructor
Amanda Kik, Crosshatch
Brad Kik, Crosshatch
Vic Lane, Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy
Andrea Romeyn, Providence Organic Farm and CSA
Michelle Shackelford, Leelanau Specialty Cut Flowers
Jeannie Sheneman, Crosshatch
Allison Stawara, MSU North Farm
Wendy Wieland, MSU Extension
The Northern Michigan Small Farm Conference is a Program of Crosshatch Center for Art & Ecology
Crosshatch builds strong communities through the intersections of art, farming, ecology and economy.
Crosshatch envisions communities that are grounded in place: where people connect through stories, music, art, shared work, and food, and where the economy and culture are rooted in restoration of the earth and its people.