Michigan State University

ANR Week

March 5-12, 2016

Program/Schedule

The 2016 ANR Week Program/Schedule is currently being developed.

Programs are will added as the events are confirmed, bookmark this page and visit often for updates.

For updates follow ANR Week on Twitter at @CANRatMSU or by using hashtag #ANRWeek or like ANR Week on Facebook.

Friday, March 4

Michigan State Rabbit Breeders Association, Inc., Annual Convention and Show

Date: March 4, 2016 - March 6, 2016
Location: MSU Pavilion for Agriculture and Livestock Education/Holiday Inn Express in Okemos

The Michigan State Rabbit Breeders Association, Inc., (MSRBA) is a nonprofit organization incorporated in September 1941 and founded to elevate, stimulate, encourage and develop the rabbit industry in Michigan.

A Matter of Balance: Systems Approaches to Managing Great Lakes Landscapes

Date: March 4, 2016 - March 4, 2016
Location: Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center

This seminar will bring together researchers, agribusiness professionals, livestock farmers and urban hydrologists in a holistic approach to managing a verdant landscape while protecting our water resources.

Saturday, March 5

Michigan State Rabbit Breeders Association, Inc., Annual Convention and Show

Date: March 4, 2016 - March 6, 2016
Location: MSU Pavilion for Agriculture and Livestock Education/Holiday Inn Express in Okemos

The Michigan State Rabbit Breeders Association, Inc., (MSRBA) is a nonprofit organization incorporated in September 1941 and founded to elevate, stimulate, encourage and develop the rabbit industry in Michigan.

Quiet Water Symposium

Date: March 5, 2016 - March 5, 2016
Location: MSU Pavilion for Agriculture and Livestock Education

The 21st annual Quiet Water Symposium brings an exciting line-up of speakers to the 2016 show.

Sunday, March 6

Michigan State Rabbit Breeders Association, Inc., Annual Convention and Show

Date: March 4, 2016 - March 6, 2016
Location: MSU Pavilion for Agriculture and Livestock Education/Holiday Inn Express in Okemos

The Michigan State Rabbit Breeders Association, Inc., (MSRBA) is a nonprofit organization incorporated in September 1941 and founded to elevate, stimulate, encourage and develop the rabbit industry in Michigan.

29th Annual Michigan Wildflower Conference

Date: March 6, 2016 - March 7, 2016
Location: Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center

The Michigan Wildflower Conference is open to all who are interested in Michigan native plants and their habitats.

Monday, March 7

29th Annual Michigan Wildflower Conference

Date: March 6, 2016 - March 7, 2016
Location: Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center

The Michigan Wildflower Conference is open to all who are interested in Michigan native plants and their habitats.

Access to Land and Financial Capital for New and Beginning Farmers

Date: March 7, 2016 - March 7, 2016
Location: Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center

This full-day session will help new and beginning farmers understand the types and uses of capital and to prepare to access it.

Eyes on the Forest and Woodland Stewardship

Date: March 7, 2016 - March 7, 2016
Location: Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center

Learn about the possible impacts of the Asian long-horned beetle, hemlock woolly adelgid and thousand cankers disease on Michigan’s forests.

Tuesday, March 8

Interagency Migrant Services Committee Annual Meeting

Date: March 8, 2016 - March 8, 2016
Location: Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center

The mission of the State of Michigan Interagency Migrant Services Committee (IMSC) is to improve the quality of life of migrant and seasonal farmworkers and their family members who work in Michigan’s agricultural industry.

Michigan Farmers Market Conference

Date: March 8, 2016 - March 9, 2016
Location: Plant and Soil Sciences Building, East Lansing, MI 48824

The two-day conference features three tracks led by experts in farmers market management and agriculture: (1) a market manager Boot Camp Track designed for beginning market managers, (2) an Advanced Track for managers who are looking for specialized information and (3) a Farmer/Vendor Track designed for farmers who direct-market through farmers markets.

Better Process Control School - March 2016

Date: March 8, 2016 - March 11, 2016
Location: Michigan State University Crop and Soil Science Teaching and Research (Agronomy Farm) 4450 Beaumont Road Lansing, MI 48910

The Better Process Control School offers a course on food safety. At the end of the course, participants will have successfully completed their certification to handle low-acid or acidified foods.

Pullorum Certification Workshop

Date: March 8, 2016 - March 8, 2016
Location: MSU Pavilion for Agriculture and Livestock Education

At this workshop, participants will be informed about the test and about filling out the paperwork associated with testing. They will be required to perform the test. All necessary equipment and materials needed for testing will be provided.

8-Hour ServSafe

Date: March 8, 2016 - March 8, 2016
Location: Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center

MSU Extension offers an 8-hour ServSafe training. ServSafe is a national certification program. This class is designed for anyone working in the food service industry, including nonprofit organizations.

The Great Lakes: Michigan’s Water Heritage

Date: March 8, 2016 - March 8, 2016
Location: Auditorium, Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center

This year’s Great Lakes conference will feature presentations that relate to goals of the water strategy.

Michigan Certified Natural Shoreline Professional Training and Certification Program

Date: March 8, 2016 - March 9, 2016
Location: Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center

This Michigan Natural Shoreline Partnership certification program is designed for marine and landscape contractors who work on inland lake shorelines.

Wednesday, March 9

Michigan Farmers Market Conference

Date: March 8, 2016 - March 9, 2016
Location: Plant and Soil Sciences Building, East Lansing, MI 48824

The two-day conference features three tracks led by experts in farmers market management and agriculture: (1) a market manager Boot Camp Track designed for beginning market managers, (2) an Advanced Track for managers who are looking for specialized information and (3) a Farmer/Vendor Track designed for farmers who direct-market through farmers markets.

Better Process Control School - March 2016

Date: March 8, 2016 - March 11, 2016
Location: Michigan State University Crop and Soil Science Teaching and Research (Agronomy Farm) 4450 Beaumont Road Lansing, MI 48910

The Better Process Control School offers a course on food safety. At the end of the course, participants will have successfully completed their certification to handle low-acid or acidified foods.

Michigan Certified Natural Shoreline Professional Training and Certification Program

Date: March 8, 2016 - March 9, 2016
Location: Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center

This Michigan Natural Shoreline Partnership certification program is designed for marine and landscape contractors who work on inland lake shorelines.

Air Rifle, Air Pistol and Archery Training

Date: March 9, 2016 - March 9, 2016
Location: Demmer Center, 4830 East Jolly Road, Lansing, MI 48910

The Demmer Center will offer air rifle, air pistol and archery training.

So Easy to Preserve

Date: March 9, 2016 - March 9, 2016
Location: Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center

Learn how to successfully and safely use a pressure canner for low-acid foods and a water-bath canner for acid foods. This class will provide you with handouts and resources to reference.

Herbruck Poultry Organic Seminar: Cultivating an Organic Future ll

Date: March 9, 2016 - March 9, 2016
Location: Brody Hall, Room 112, 241 W. Brody Road, East Lansing, MI 48825

Come and bring a friend to discover effective ways to raise crops for the organic market, share tips of the trade with organic growers and learn more about the benefits of going organic.

Michigan FFA 88th Annual Convention

Date: March 9, 2016 - March 11, 2016
Location: MSU Wharton Center for Performing Arts

More than 2,500 students, parents, school officials and FFA Foundation donors from more than 100 Michigan communities will attend.

Thursday, March 10

Better Process Control School - March 2016

Date: March 8, 2016 - March 11, 2016
Location: Michigan State University Crop and Soil Science Teaching and Research (Agronomy Farm) 4450 Beaumont Road Lansing, MI 48910

The Better Process Control School offers a course on food safety. At the end of the course, participants will have successfully completed their certification to handle low-acid or acidified foods.

Michigan FFA 88th Annual Convention

Date: March 9, 2016 - March 11, 2016
Location: MSU Wharton Center for Performing Arts

More than 2,500 students, parents, school officials and FFA Foundation donors from more than 100 Michigan communities will attend.

Great Lakes Forage and Grazing Conference

Date: March 10, 2016 - March 10, 2016
Location: Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center

This educational conference will feature innovative researchers, industry representatives and cutting-edge farmers speaking on all things forage, such as hay and haylage production, grazing management, use of cover crops as forage, corn silage production and much more.

Powering Michigan Agriculture With Renewable Energy

Date: March 10, 2016 - March 10, 2016
Location: Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center

Are you looking for cost-effective ways to provide energy on your farm? Have you considered harnessing the natural energy of the wind, sun, water or energy crops? Make plans to attend the Powering Michigan Agriculture With Renewable Energy event on Thursday, March 10, at the Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center in East Lansing, Michigan.

Michigan Organic Food and Farm Alliance (MOFFA) Organic Intensives

Date: March 10, 2016 - March 10, 2016
Location: Brody Complex, Michigan State University

Michigan Organic Food and Farm Alliance Organic Intensives offers an all-day in-depth learning experience.

A Garden Fiesta to Remember

Date: March 10, 2016 - March 10, 2016
Location: Plant and Soil Sciences Building, Michigan State University

The program will feature topics on herb history, culture, design and cooking.

Friday, March 11

Better Process Control School - March 2016

Date: March 8, 2016 - March 11, 2016
Location: Michigan State University Crop and Soil Science Teaching and Research (Agronomy Farm) 4450 Beaumont Road Lansing, MI 48910

The Better Process Control School offers a course on food safety. At the end of the course, participants will have successfully completed their certification to handle low-acid or acidified foods.

Michigan FFA 88th Annual Convention

Date: March 9, 2016 - March 11, 2016
Location: MSU Wharton Center for Performing Arts

More than 2,500 students, parents, school officials and FFA Foundation donors from more than 100 Michigan communities will attend.

Organic Reporting Session

Date: March 11, 2016 - March 11, 2016
Location: Brody Complex, Michigan State University

The Organic Reporting Session will offer research presentations on organic production and soil health.

The Great Lakes Lavender Growers Annual Meeting

Date: March 11, 2016 - March 11, 2016
Location: Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center

The Great Lakes Lavender Growers will hold a one-day conference for commercial lavender growers during ANR Week.

Horticultural Therapy: Connecting People and Plants

Date: March 11, 2016 - March 11, 2016
Location: Plant and Soil Sciences Building, 1066 Bogue St., East Lansing, MI 48824

The Michigan Horticultural Therapy Association (MHTA) is excited to host this program in conjunction with Agriculture and Natural Resources Week at Michigan State University (MSU). This event is useful to anyone interested in learning how the people-plant interaction brings therapeutic change and improves well-being. Join us for presentations, networking, vendors, books sales and more as we learn more about using horticulture as therapy.

Michigan Beekeepers’ Association Spring Conference

Date: March 11, 2016 - March 12, 2016
Location: Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center

If you’ve ever thought about exploring the exciting world of beekeeping, attend this year’s Michigan Beekeepers’ Association Spring Conference. Local and national experts will cover every aspect of beekeeping.

Michigan Horse Council’s Horse Expo

Date: March 11, 2016 - March 13, 2016
Location: MSU Pavilion for Agriculture and Livestock Education

The Michigan Horse Council presents the Michigan Horse Expo, one of the top three-day horse expos in the country. The International Stallion Exhibition and Trade Show (now known as Michigan Horse Expo) has been going strong since 1984. Help us celebrate the event’s 33rd year.

Saturday, March 12

Michigan Beekeepers’ Association Spring Conference

Date: March 11, 2016 - March 12, 2016
Location: Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center

If you’ve ever thought about exploring the exciting world of beekeeping, attend this year’s Michigan Beekeepers’ Association Spring Conference. Local and national experts will cover every aspect of beekeeping.

Michigan Horse Council’s Horse Expo

Date: March 11, 2016 - March 13, 2016
Location: MSU Pavilion for Agriculture and Livestock Education

The Michigan Horse Council presents the Michigan Horse Expo, one of the top three-day horse expos in the country. The International Stallion Exhibition and Trade Show (now known as Michigan Horse Expo) has been going strong since 1984. Help us celebrate the event’s 33rd year.

Sheep and Goats for Small Farms

Date: March 12, 2016 - March 12, 2016
Location: Anthony Hall, 474 S. Shaw Lane, East Lansing, MI 48823

Interested in starting or expanding a small farm to produce any or all of the major sheep and goat products (fiber, meat or milk)? Don’t miss this special day-long educational event.

Sunday, March 13

Michigan Horse Council’s Horse Expo

Date: March 11, 2016 - March 13, 2016
Location: MSU Pavilion for Agriculture and Livestock Education

The Michigan Horse Council presents the Michigan Horse Expo, one of the top three-day horse expos in the country. The International Stallion Exhibition and Trade Show (now known as Michigan Horse Expo) has been going strong since 1984. Help us celebrate the event’s 33rd year.