The Northern Michigan Small Farm Conference brings farmers and gardeners together through education and conversation. Together, we can learn and grow—and learn to grow.


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.