Friday, February 2, 2018 from 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM EST
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KVCC- Culinary Allied Health Building 
418 E Walnut St,
Kalamazoo, MI 49007

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Michigan Food & Farming Systems (MIFFS) 

Land Access Educational Summit #1

Transitioning Farmland to the Next Generation of Farmers 


As we know, access to land for farming and conservation purposes is vitally important as more and more farmland will change hands in the coming years. Bringing together beginning and retiring farmers in a way that allows for education and networking is one way to bridge the gap to farmland preservation. 

Our team, Southwest Land Access Partners, is a group of educators, non-profit organizations and government agencies. This group is an extension of the Good Food Kalamazoo working group focused on farmland use and access in the greater Kalamazoo area. 

Southwest Land Access Partners will hold its first educational summit on February 2, 2018 at Kalamazoo Valley College, Culinary Allied Health Building from 9:30 AM- 3:30 PM. The goal of this educational summit is to help landowners understand succession planning as it pertains to land protection and transfer and to assist beginning farmers in understanding how to acquire land.

Cost for this workshop is $20 (Lunch on your own—Havirmill Café available)

*Additional benefit of reduced price ticket for the 15th Annual Michigan Family Farms Conference happening at KVCC on February 3, 2018. Special conference pricing at $25 with registration to Educational Summit. (lunch included at the conference)

Summit Agenda:
  • 9:30 Registration
  • 10 AM- Introduction
  • 10:30 AM- 12 PM Breakout session for land seekers
  • 10:30 AM- 12 PM Breakout session for land owners 
  • 12 PM Lunch, cafeteria on site
  • 1 PM- 2:30 PM- Resource and Farmer Panel
  • 2:30 PM- 3:30 PM- Resource Exhibit

We hope you will join us for this educational summit on land access and sucession planning.