2022 Growing Together Conference

This exciting conference is bringing together the Voice of Agriculture and Young Farmer Leaders Conference.   Growing together is open to members of any age, and will provide new ideas, farm business resources, leadership development, and much more to Farm Bureau members!  Members who are interested in improving their communication skills, promoting Michigan agriculture, teaching school children about agriculture or furthering their farm business with the latest technologies should attend. Members involved in county Promotion and Education, Young Farmer or Communications programs are encouraged to participate.
When
2/18/2022 - 2/20/2022
Where
Grand Rapids, MI UNITED STATES

Program

   

Collegiate

 
Category
Collegiate
Track
Collegiate
2/18/2022

Category
Collegiate
Track
Collegiate
2/18/2022

Full Conference

 
Category
Core
Track
Full Conference
Time
2/18/2022 - 2/20/2022
2/18/2022

Category
Paid
Track
Full Conference
Time
2/18/2022 - 2/20/2022
2/18/2022

Category
Paid
Track
Full Conference
Time
2/18/2022 - 2/20/2022
2/18/2022

Member Info

 
Category
Member Info
Track
Member Info
2/18/2022

One Day

 
Friday Night and Saturday only
Category
Paid
Track
One Day
Time
2/18/2022 - 2/19/2022
2/18/2022

Saturday Only
Category
Paid
Track
One Day
2/19/2022

Category
Core
Track
One Day
2/19/2022

Tour

 
Whether this is your first time in Grand Rapids or your 100th, take some time to learn about the city. From the history of the Pantlind Hotel to the Grand River, to Heritage Hill, a city tour guide will join us as we drive around town, sharing knowledge of the past and present. Then, visit Fredrick Meijer Gardens for a behind the scenes tour of the on-site greenhouses that supply these majestic gardens. Hear from the horticulture staff what it takes to maintain the landscapes, sculptures and indoor exhibits. Then, take some free time to wander the indoor spaces.
Category
Tour
Track
Tour
2/18/2022

Two engineers go on a fishing trip and…find out how locally owned Grilla Grills got started in the grill and pellet smoker business. Hear from their in-house chef how to perfectly smoke cuts of meat, trends in grilling and what the home-BBQ chef is looking for in locally raised and butchered meats. Round out the tour learning more about consumer purchasing preferences and direct from farm sales.
Category
Tour
Track
Tour
2/18/2022

Planning to include a maple syrup station at your next Project RED? Have you used the Potato Ag Mag during a classroom visit? Maybe your Young Farmers are hosting a county wide farm tour for high school students. Whatever your teaching method, this tour will offer you tips and tricks when reaching audiences of all ages.  Visit a sugar shack and explore maple syrup resources from the Agriculture in the Classroom website. Tour a potato farm to watch how potatoes are processed while learning how to safely provide tours for large groups on your own farm. Educating others about agriculture can get sticky, but with the right tools and techniques it can flow pretty smooth!
Category
Tour
Track
Tour
2/18/2022

Open to members/non-members.  The $50 registration fee will be collected at the door or invoiced to the participant by the MFB Legal Department.
Category
Tour
Track
Tour
2/18/2022