National Value-added Agriculture Conference Approaching
The 2012 National Value Added Conference will investigate how partnerships between economic development agencies, communities and businesses enhance the quality of life for rural residents by fostering civic infrastructure, strengthening the sustainability of agricultural production, promoting value added products, and improving economic opportunities consistent with the scale and capacity of the community.
This conference is for service providers in Extension, Rural Development, Business Consultants, State Departments of Agriculture, Small Business Development Centers, Farm Bureau, Agricultural Innovation Centers, Cooperative Development Centers and more. The conference will be held in Traverse City, Michigan on June 24 to 26, 2012.
Conference participants will have the opportunity to interact with innovative business owners and economic developers from throughout Michigan and around the US to discuss rural entrepreneurism, adding value to agricultural products, agritourism, and rural economic development. The conference will include breakout sessions and tours to allow maximum interaction between participants and practitioners.
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